Mysql – How to access the MySQL command line with XAMPP for Windows

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How can I access the MySQL command line with XAMPP for Windows?

Best Solution

Your MySQL binaries should be somewhere under your XAMPP folder. Look for a /bin folder, and you'll find the mysql.exe client around. Let's assume it is in c:\xampp\mysql\bin, then you should fireup a command prompt in this folder.

That means, fire up "cmd", and type:

cd c:\xampp\mysql\bin
mysql.exe -u root --password

If you want to use mysqldump.exe, you should also find it there.

Log into your mysql server, and start typing your commands.

Hope it helps...