dbconfession dbconfession - 3 months ago 60
MySQL Question

MySQL from OSX Terminal

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_safe
it returns the
sudo: mysqld: command not found

I've also tried logging into MySQL using
mysql -u root -p
and I get
bash: mysql: command not found

does exist I just feel like something wasn't installed properly on the client side. Any help figuring out how to access mysql from the terminal would be very much appreciated. Thanks in advance.


/usr/local/mysql/bin is not in the default $PATH. $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 $PATH:

export PATH="$PATH:/usr/local/mysql/bin"

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