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Avatar tintsu 1 post

I installed LAMStack on Ubuntu 10.10 and it is working fine via browser, eg. I can create tables on test database using phpMyAdmin. But can I use mysql alone via command prompt? How could I end up in a situation, where one can write eg. SELECT * FROM cat on command line? I mean typical sql usage without network. Is there help on some wiki on this?

tiina@tiina:~/lampstack-1.2-3$ ./ctlscript.sh start mysql
101109 12:21:24 mysqld_safe Logging to ‘/home/tiina/lampstack-1.2-3/mysql/data/mysqld.log’.
101109 12:21:24 mysqld_safe Starting mysqld.bin daemon with databases from /home/tiina/lampstack-1.2-3/mysql/data
/home/tiina/lampstack-1.2-3/mysql/scripts/ctl.sh : mysql started at port 3306
tiina@tiina:~/lampstack-1.2-3$ SELECT * FROM cat
SELECT: command not found

Did I make a mistake by chmod u+x *bin instead of chmod 755 *bin before installing?

WBR

Tintsu

 
Avatar Beltrán Rueda Administrator 3,714 post(s)

Hi,

You should start the “use_lampstack” console before using the Stack commands. Try the following:

$ cd lampstack-1.2-3
$ ./use_lampstack
$ mysql -u root -p

(the password is the same that you set during the installation)

Once you login in the MySQL database you can run any command:

mysql> show databases;
mysql> use your_database;
mysql> SELECT * from YOUR_TABLE;

I hope it helps.

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