I established a user 'root' and a p.w. for MySQL real early during installation (possibly a confussion of mine).
Using that p.w., I can log into MySQL and work with the "mysql>" prompt.
But when I invoke, as LINUX root-user, at a terminal's LINUX prompt:
"mysqladmin version", the response is:
"Access denied for user: 'root@localhost' (Using password: NO)'
The password I gave to "root" of MySQL is different from the LINUX root password.
I understand that 'root' of LINUX and passwords are completely different things from users and passwords of MySQL.
How do we communicate with MySQL, from the LINUX prompt, (who we are) and (our MySQL password), so as to access the "mysqladmin" program??
Thanks for helping.