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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Type ‘help;’ or ‘\h’ for help. Type ‘\c’ to clear the current input statement.
mysql> truncate table anyTables;