How to add MySQL to the path in the command line with MAMP on Mac

Snap another chunk on your path!
Snap another chunk on your path!

You have MAMP on Mac and you are trying to type "mysql" but it is not finding it.

1. Change to your user home directory with "cd ~"

2. Edit ".bash_profile" using the editor of your choice. (You won't see it if you list the directory contents - try "ls -a" if you want to see files normally hidden by the ls command)

3. Add the following line, which is the directory where the MySQL executable resides:

export PATH=$PATH:/Applications/MAMP/Library/bin

...that will attach the executable directory to your existing path and allow you to type "mysql" from anywhere.