Install MySQL

Download MySQL Community Server, and install it.

Take note of the username and password it generates for you.

MySQL Username and Password. Of course I have changed it from this. I'm no dummy.

Add it to the PATH

Add the MySQL bin folder to your PATH and restart your terminal:

# ~/.zshrc

export PATH="$PATH:/usr/local/mysql/bin/"

Change the password, then forget it.

$ mysql
mysql> SET PASSWORD = PASSWORD('your_new_password');
Query OK, 0 rows affected, 1 warning (0.00 sec)

Create a .my.cnf file in your home folder so you don’t have to authenticate when you are in your local dev environment.

# ~/.my.cnf

Make this file only readable by you.

$ chmod 0600 ~/.my.cnf

Start it up

Start up MySQL Server from the System Preferences menu.

MySQL System Preferences

Now, you should be able to get to the MySQL console by typing mysql!