burntsugar burntsugar - 2 months ago 6
MySQL Question

How to get a list of MySQL user accounts

I'm using the MySQL command line utility and can navigate through a database. Now I need to see a list of user accounts. How can I do this?

I'm using MySQL version

5.4.1
.

Answer

Use this query:

SELECT User FROM mysql.user;

Which will output a table like this:

+-------+
| User  |
+-------+
| root  |
+-------+
| user2 |
+-------+

As Matthew Scharley points out in the comments on this answer, you can group by the User column if you'd only like to see unique usernames.

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