MySQL Basics In Pictures

TIP: In this Linux distribution, the prompt is followed by a #:

Visilearn:~#

# means you're giving Linux commands as the Root user. As the Root user, you can add/delete/modify any file on the computer.

On other Linux distributions the terminal prompt is followed by a $.

$ means you're giving commands as a regular user.

If your terminal prompt is followed by a $, type:

su

at the prompt.

Then press the ENTER key on your keyboard.

Giving the su command allows you to give commands as the "Super User," or Root user, of the computer.