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Why doesn't MySQL ask for a password from root?

And yes, I have renamed /root/.digitalocean_password. Also does it from sudo. I set the password and flushed privileges yesterday.

root@web01:~# mv /root/.digitalocean_password /root/.digitalocean_password.good
root@web01:~# mysql -u root wordpress
Reading table information for completion of table and column names
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Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 1207
Server version: 5.7.24-0ubuntu0.18.04.1 (Ubuntu)

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mysql> ^DBye
root@web01:~# logout
cdevidal@web01:~$ sudo mysql -u root wordpress
Reading table information for completion of table and column names
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Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 1208
Server version: 5.7.24-0ubuntu0.18.04.1 (Ubuntu)

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mysql>

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Accepted Answer

Hey friend,

This should be the correct functionality if logged in as the root system user. It needs no security from root, as root has full control over the system and packages anyway.

Jarland