mysql cli - Help

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mysql cli - Help

Postby sinkingfish » 31. August 2009 20:52

Hi, Im new to mac and want to restore a mysql database from a dump.

I'm not able to access mysql from the commandline. In terminal i'm in /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/bin. It shows in the dir there is a file mysql, but when I try mysql it just says : -bash: mysql: command not found.

What am I missing ? Thanks for the help.
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Re: mysql cli - Help

Postby Wiedmann » 31. August 2009 23:26

What am I missing ?

A "./" in front of the program name.
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Re: mysql cli - Help

Postby sinkingfish » 01. September 2009 21:20

Thanks so much, do you mind me asking what the "./" does ?
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Re: mysql cli - Help

Postby Wiedmann » 01. September 2009 21:33

what the "./" does ?

It's a path like "/Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/bin".
"." is a the current directory and "/" is the directory seperator.
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Re: mysql cli - Help

Postby Ron Newman » 02. September 2009 20:58

If you just type a command like

mysql

to the shell, it will look in all the directories listed in the $PATH environment variable. You probably don't have "." (the current directory) or "/Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/bin" in your $PATH. (I recommend adding "/Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/bin" to the path.)
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