mysql-client on mac (and connecting to dbngin)

brew install mysql-client

echo 'export PATH="/opt/homebrew/opt/mysql-client/bin:$PATH"' >> ~/.zshrc

Using with dbngin

  • see where the socket is

ps -ax | grep mysql | grep -v grep

then connect:

mysql --socket /tmp/mysql_3306.sock -uroot


add this to ~/.bashrc

function mysqls() {
  command mysql --socket /tmp/mysql_$1.sock -uroot

and then mysqls 3036 connects port 3306 DBngin mysql server.`

Caveats from brew install

mysql-client is keg-only, which means it was not symlinked into /opt/homebrew,
because it conflicts with mysql (which contains client libraries).

If you need to have mysql-client first in your PATH, run:
  echo 'export PATH="/opt/homebrew/opt/mysql-client/bin:$PATH"' >> ~/.zshrc

For compilers to find mysql-client you may need to set:
  export LDFLAGS="-L/opt/homebrew/opt/mysql-client/lib"
  export CPPFLAGS="-I/opt/homebrew/opt/mysql-client/include"