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I do not have permissions to change my MySQL password.

It is:
password?123

Because there is a question mark in the password this fails:
mysql -u my_username -ppassword?123 show databases

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In one line, how can pass my password, including the question mark?
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by:Dan Craciun
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Try
mysql -u my_username '-ppassword?123' show databases
or
mysql -u my_username -p'password?123' show databases

depending on your shell.

HTH,
Dan
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by:hankknight
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Neither of those ideas work for me.  I am running FreeBSD.
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Dan Craciun earned 2000 total points
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OK. what are the delimiters that tell your shell that it should not interpret between them? In bash it's ''.

Maybe this:
mysql --user=user_name --password='password?123' --execute='SHOW DATABASES'

Note that there should be no spaces before or after =
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by:Terry Woods
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Perhaps you can just escape it with a backslash?
mysql -u my_username -ppassword\?123 show databases

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by:Dave Baldwin
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Does it accept your password if you do interactively like this?
mysql -u my_username -p

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I found out yesterday that some of my more recent MySQL installs do not accept the password on the command line, they require it to be entered interactively.
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by:hankknight
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This works:
mysql --user=user_name --password='password?123' --execute='SHOW DATABASES'

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