mysql command not found (Mac issue?)

Posted on 2009-07-03
Last Modified: 2013-12-21

I'm trying to load a schema for a programme called biosql.

I have created a database called "biosql" in MySQL, but i'm trying to load the biosql-schema/sql in MySQL with the command:

>mysql -u root biosql < biosqldb-mysql.sql

The "biosqldb-mysql.sql file is currently located on my mac in:

I have created a .profile for my mysql commands with the script:

export PATH=/usr/local/mysql-5.1.35-osx10.5-x86/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/X11/bin:$PATH

i try the command:

bash-3.2# mysql -u root biosql < biosqldb-mysql.sql
bash: mysql: command not found

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Question by:StephenMcGowan
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Author Comment

ID: 24774563
I think the issue is that when i type "mysql" the OS doesn't know where MySQL is located.

I currently have MySQL saved in the directory:


(folders in this location are mysql      and   mysql-5.1.36-osx10.5-x86

with the $PATH (in .profile) set as:

export PATH=/usr/local/mysql-5.1.35-osx10.5-x86/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/X11/bin:$PATH

Is there something i need to modify?


Author Comment

ID: 24774589
in fact i have mysql saved in /usr/local/mysql-5.1.36-osx10.5-x86/bin

with the $PATH (in .profile) set as:

export PATH=/usr/local/mysql-5.1.35-osx10.5-x86/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/X11/bin:$PATH

still receiving:

bash-3.2# mysql -u root biosql < biosqldb-mysql.sql
bash: mysql: command not found


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Expert Comment

ID: 24778979
what do you get when you run

find / -name mysql

which mysql

Author Comment

ID: 24779174
bash-3.2# find / -name mysql

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Accepted Solution

omarfarid earned 500 total points
ID: 24779402
as you can see the path is to


while in


you are using


so change it accordingly

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