I seem to be missing something as all of the tutorials that show how to run MySQL from OSX's command line aren't working.
I can turn the MySQL Server status on and off via System preferences, but if I follow one of the tutorial that shows how to run from the command line using
sudo: mysqld: command not found
mysql -u root -p
bash: mysql: command not found
/usr/local/mysql/bin is not in the default
$PATH is the list of directories that are searched when you try to use an executable without specifying a complete path.
You either need to use the full path (
/usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql_executable_here) or add it to your
You can add this line to a file called
.profile in your home directory to execute it each time you create a new shell:
echo 'export PATH="$PATH:/usr/local/mysql/bin"' >> ~/.profile source ~/.profile