[root@localhost ~]# mysqladmin -u root shutdown mysqladmin: connect to server at ‘localhost’ failed error: ‘Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock’ (2)’ Check that mysqld is running and that the socket: ‘/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock’ exists!
Solved issue: Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock
Using following command I checked the mysql directory. [root@localhost ~]# ll /var/lib/mysql/
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After that restarted the machine [root@localhost mysql]# /etc/init.d/mysqld start Starting mysqld: [ OK ] [root@localhost mysql]# mysql -uroot Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g. Your MySQL connection id is 2 Server version: 5.1.52 MySQL Community Server (GPL) by Remi
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mysql> show databases;
Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket
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