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MySQL Command not Found [MAMP]

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Questions:

I’m working to set up my MySQL server using MAMP.

Current Status:
Downloaded MySQL, MAMP
Running MAMP: MySQL Server is green, plus it appears as a process in activity monitor

I tried:

$ mysql
-bash: mysql: command not found

I saw some tutorials that recommended adding a path to my .profile file. So I created a .profile file and added

PATH=$PATH:/Applications/MAMP/Library/bin
export PATH

I then saved it as .profile in the home directory.

Again I tried

$ mysql
-bash mysql: command not found

Does anyone have any idea what’s wrong?

Thanks

OS: Mountain Lion

Answers:

A simple way is to just run

sudo ln -s /Applications/MAMP/Library/bin/mysql /usr/local/bin/mysql

What this does is add a symbolic link for the mysql binary from MAMP into your executable path – in this case, within /usr/local/bin/

Warning: If you’ve installed MySQL manually as well, this may interfere with that installation, so don’t do this if you have!

Questions:
Answers:

This is MAMP for mac.

Firstly check the path where mysql command is located in your machine. For example mine is:

/Applications/MAMP/Library/bin/mysql

Test entering that in terminal will get you some kind of mysql response depending if your login is successful. For e.g:

Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.

Now we’ll want to add this in $PATH so that you only need to run “mysql” without the folders path.

To do that, first check $PATH, enter in terminal:

echo $PATH

Next enter:

nano .bash_profile

Add this one line (use your own mysql bin path):

export PATH="/Applications/MAMP/Library/bin:$PATH"

Press Ctrl + o to save, press enter/return key to confirm the filename is .bash_profile.

Then Press Ctrl + x to exit the editor.

Close the terminal. Re-open terminal. Enter:

echo $PATH

Your $PATH now includes mysql bin path. You should now be able to call mysql command from any directory.

Credits to http://coolestguidesontheplanet.com/add-shell-path-osx/

Questions:
Answers:

MAMP docs (http://documentation.mamp.info/en/mamp/how-tos/using-mysql-command-line) says it should be here:

/Applications/MAMP/Library/bin/mysql --host=localhost -uroot -proot

Questions:
Answers:

First you must verify the path to the mysql binary. After that you can extend (in ~/.profile) your PATH i.e.

export PATH=$PATH:/path/to/mysql/bin/

After editing .profile you have to logout/login to active changes or source your .profile

source ~/.profile