Resetting the mysql password

Start server

$ sudo service mysql start

Go to sock folder

$ cd /var/run

Back up the sock

$ sudo cp -rp ./mysqld ./mysqld.bak

Stop server

$ sudo service mysql stop

Restore the sock

$ sudo mv ./mysqld.bak ./mysqld

Start mysqld_safe

$ sudo mysqld_safe --skip-grant-tables --skip-networking &

Init mysql shell

mysql -u root

Change password


ALTER USER 'root'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED WITH mysql_native_password BY 'root';

Stop and stop mysql

sudo service mysql stop
sudo service mysql start

This is based on the combination of a few suggestions from

WSL boot shell script

I’ve created this script to help me get what I need running on my WSL Ubuntu VMs

I’m calling it ~/.mrc_boot_script and I also have it saved it to:

#If we made it in here, then that's a good thing

read -r -t 15 -p "Run the only on boot commands? [y/N] " response
response=${response,,}    # tolower

if [[ "$response" =~ ^(yes|y)$ ]]
    echo "All of these commands need sudo, so be prepared to enter in a password"
    sleep 2

    #Need to do this to get screens running cleanly
    echo "Screen cleanup"
    sudo /etc/init.d/screen-cleanup start

    #Let's also make sure postgres is running
    echo "Fire up postgresql"
    sudo service postgresql start

    #Let's also make sure mysql is running
    echo "Fire up mysql"
    sudo service mysql start

    #Let's also make sure ssh is running
    echo "Fire up ssh"
    sudo service ssh --full-restart

    #Let's also make sure redis is running (for celery)
    echo "Fire up redis-server"
    sudo service redis-server start
    echo "Doing nothing"

Issues running npm & WSL2 (bad interpreter)

I started a new project and wanted to use node/npm inside of WSL2. However, when I tried to run npm inside of either Ubuntu 18 or 20, I got this error message:

mark@LAPTOP:~$ npm
-bash: /mnt/c/Program Files/nodejs/npm: /bin/sh^M: bad interpreter: No such file or directory

After a whole lot of searching, I came across this web page, which suggested updating the ~/.bashrc file to look like:

# strip out problematic Windows %PATH%
PATH=$(echo "$PATH" | sed -e 's/:\/mnt.*//g')

I added that to the VERY end of the file, and rebooted.

The next time I tried to run npm, I got this successful message instead:

mark@LAPTOP:~$ npm

Usage: npm <command>

where <command> is one of:
    access, adduser, audit, bin, bugs, c, cache, ci, cit,
    clean-install, clean-install-test, completion, config,
    create, ddp, dedupe, deprecate, dist-tag, docs, doctor,
    edit, explore, fund, get, help, help-search, hook, i, init,
    install, install-ci-test, install-test, it, link, list, ln,
    login, logout, ls, org, outdated, owner, pack, ping, prefix,
    profile, prune, publish, rb, rebuild, repo, restart, root,
    run, run-script, s, se, search, set, shrinkwrap, star,
    stars, start, stop, t, team, test, token, tst, un,
    uninstall, unpublish, unstar, up, update, v, version, view,

npm <command> -h  quick help on <command>
npm -l            display full usage info
npm help <term>   search for help on <term>
npm help npm      involved overview

Specify configs in the ini-formatted file:
or on the command line via: npm <command> --key value
Config info can be viewed via: npm help config

npm@6.14.4 /usr/share/npm