Need MySQL Password And Motd.tail Is Missing

Posted September 22, 2014 3.8k views

Hey, I need to find out my MySQL username and password. Unfortunately, motd.tail is missing from the /etc/ folder, and I have no clue how else I’m supposed to find the MySQL password.

I’ve tried resetting it, but I can’t find the .pid file necessary to do so in /var/lib/mysql. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Submit an Answer
1 answer


Sounds like you are using on of the One-Click app, right? If it’s the WordPress One-Click, check: