Changing the root password on MySQL

[root@host ~]# mysql -u root mysql
ERROR 1045: Access denied for user: ‘root@localhost’ (Using password: NO)
[root@host ~]#mysql -u root -p mysql
Enter password:
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mysql> SET PASSWORD FOR root@localhost=PASSWORD(‘newpasswod’);
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.06 sec)
mysql>

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