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Find out where MySQL is installed on Mac OS X

How do I find out where MySQL is installed on Mac OS X 10.7.9? I have MAMP installed so I presume that it is bundled with this install?

To check MySQL version of MAMP , use the following command in Terminal:

/Applications/MAMP/Library/bin/mysql --version

Assume you have started MAMP .

Example output:

./mysql  Ver 14.14 Distrib 5.1.44, for apple-darwin8.11.1 (i386) using  EditLine wrapper

UPDATE: Moreover, if you want to find where does mysql installed in system, use the following command:

type -a mysql

type -a is an equivalent of tclsh built-in command where in OS X bash shell. If MySQL is found, it will show :

mysql is /usr/bin/mysql

If not found, it will show:

-bash: type: mysql: not found

By default , MySQL is not installed in Mac OS X.

Sidenote: For XAMPP, the command should be:

/Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/bin/mysql --version