Grep is a very useful tool in the Unix world. If you don’t know it already, it is very much like a search tool. It can search for a text or pattern in one or multiple input files or data coming from (unix) pipes.
I try to keep my VPS (Virtual Private Server) as light as possible. That’s also why I don’t have PHPMyAdmin installed and wouldn’t want to install it. The only way of accessing MySQL and executing commands is through the mysql CLI (Command Line Interface), but I don’t always remember the exact queries to create a user, database or to grant privileges.
I recently decided to look for some GUI (Graphical User Interface) tools to tweak and administrate a MySQL server. I found the quite well-known MySQL Administrator (and Query Browser).