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MySQL - Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES)

I'm pulling my hair out trying to decipher why every time I do a fresh install of mysql on OSX and import a database, the minute I restart the mysql instance I'm prompted with the message: Access ...
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How do you tell if a user is logged in as root on Mac OS X?

If I sudo /bin/bash, the who and w command does not show a root login on Mac OS X. How do you enable this?
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Reset MySQL 5 root password on Mac OS X

I just installed MySQL 5 on Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.1), set a password and forgot it. I tried to follow this tutorial: ...
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Is it possible to run an OS X GUI app as root?

Is it possible to run a Mac OS X GUI app as root when you are logged in as a different user? [Yes, I recognize that this is usually a bad idea.] When I try sudo open /Path/To/My.app it runs as ...
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temp folder in Macos under root?

I'm eriting a MacOS script that need to run under admin rights (under 'sudo'). Script needs a temp folder in order to keep some temp files. Unfortunately, there is no 'TMPDIR' under root! If i run ...
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What are the pros and cons of enabling the root account on OS X?

Mac OS X machines have the root user disabled by default. Is this the right setting for a web environment? Specifically, the computer would be running Apache 2, MySQL 5, PHP 5, and other useful web ...