How to connect MySQL Database on Linux with command

If you want to connect MySQL database on linux apply the following commands;

[root@server~]# mysql -h localhost -u root -pPassword
Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is —
Server version: — MySQL Community Server (GPL)

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mysql>use yourDataBaseName;

Database changed
mysql> truncate table anyTables;


How to start MySQL Database on Linux

You can use the following commands if you want to start,stop or restart MySQL Services on Linux;

[root@server ~]# /etc/init.d/mysqld restart
Stopping mysqld:                                           [  OK  ]
Starting mysqld:                                           [  OK  ]
[root@server ~]# /etc/init.d/mysqld stop
Stopping mysqld:                                           [  OK  ]
[root@server ~]# /etc/init.d/mysqld start
Starting mysqld:                                           [  OK ]