Thursday, September 15, 2011


1.  Open Terminal go to your home directory
uki: ~ $ cd ~

2. see if you already created .bash_profile

uki: ~ $ ls .bash*
.bash_history .bash_profile

3. if .bash_profile is not there execute
uki: ~ $ touch .bash_profile

4. open file for editing
uki: ~ $ open .bash_profile 

or using your favorite editor
uki: ~ $ bbedit .bash_profile 
5. add content to the file

# User specific Terminal config
if [ -n "$PS1" ]; then PS1='\u: \w \$ '; fi
shopt -s checkwinsize
date -u
export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/bin
####### JAVA DEV #######
export JAVA_HOME=/Library/Java/Home/
export PATH=$PATH:$JAVA_HOME/bin
export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/mysql/bin
6.  RE-OPEN the Terminal
7. try to run mysql command

uki: ~ $ mysql -u root
Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 236
Server version: 5.5.9 MySQL Community Server (GPL)
Copyright (c) 2000, 2010, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its
affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective
Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement.