MySQL: Grant Root Access from Any IP

Warning: Not a good idea on a production database. I use this only for local dev environments when I have virtual machines running via a bridged connection and DNS changes often.

Log into MySQL on the server machine via the command line
mysql -u root -p

Using the MySQL wildcard ‘%’ in place of an IP
GRANT ALL ON *.* to root@'%' IDENTIFIED BY 'password' WITH GRANT OPTION;

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