Phil Cross Phil Cross - 2 years ago 134
MySQL Question

Git Bash mysql blank

I've installed Git (bash?) from
I also have a working installation of MySQL. I'm using windows 8.1. The path to my mysql bin directory IS in my path environment variable, and the mysql service IS running.

If i open cmd.exe and type in

mysql -u root
then it logs me in successfully, I get the "welcome to mysql monitor" message, and i can start typing sql away.

However in Git bash, if I type in
mysql -u root
then it just starts a new blank link and doesn't do anything.

If i type in
mysql -?
then i still get the mysql help information. If i type in
mysql start
, I get the
Access denied for user ''@'localhost' to database 'start'

How can I access mysql properly in git bash?

Please see my crude image explaining my situation below:

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Answer Source

I had the same problem with git bash and mysql, and solution to this is to use

winpty mysql -u root

I guess this is because you are running mysql for windows, using unix environment, and as far as I know winpty should be used for running windows applications in the git bash (not 100% sure, maybe someone can confirm).

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