SQL database passowrd

I used this tutorial to install wordpress and i have done everything until the login and passowrds when i try to type this command mysql -uroot -p it keeps asking about my sql password. i don’t know what it is. i have tried to type my sudo user password and it keeps telling this ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user ‘root’@‘localhost’ (using password: YES). also when i try go to /root/.digitalocean_password to get my password it keep telling me this /root/.digitalocean_password: Permission denied. So is there anything I can do?

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No it keeps telling me Permission denied That’s why i can’t get mysql password

Thank you SO much. I have been trying since last wednesday a lot of different tutorials but you really helped me SIR. Thank you


If you run the command below, will that allow you to view the contents of the file?

cat /root/.digitalocean_password

I just ran the WordPress 4.7 one-click installer and when running the above, was able to get the info needed to login.

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