SilverNightaFall SilverNightaFall - 3 months ago 24
MySQL Question

Mysql command not found in OS X 10.7

I cant get my mysql to start on os x 10.7. It is located in

/usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql


I get command not found when I type
mysql --version
in the terminal.

I tried this can't access mysql from command line mac but still get command not found. I tried installing mysql with the dmg and i have tried to install it through homebrew and I cant get it to work. When I try to start mysql with homebrew I get MySQL won't start

This is my
$PATH
:


/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/X11/bin:/usr/local/git/bin:/Users/Victoria/bin:/usr/local//usr/local/mysql/bin/private/var/mysql/private/var/mysql/bin

Answer

This is the problem with your $PATH:

/usr/local//usr/local/mysql/bin/private/var/mysql/private/var/mysql/bin.

$PATH is where the shell searches for command files. Folders to search in need to be separated with a colon. And so you want /usr/local/mysql/bin/ in your path but instead it searches in /usr/local//usr/local/mysql/bin/private/var/mysql/private/var/mysql/bin, which probably doesn't exist.

Instead you want ${PATH}:/usr/local/mysql/bin. So do export PATH=${PATH}:/usr/local/mysql/bin.

If you want this to be run every time you open terminal put it in the file .bash_profile, which is run when Terminal opens.

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