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I use the "mysql" command-line tool all the time, and frequently forget what database (schema) I'm on.

Is there a way to change the prompt? It'd be much more useful to see foo_bar_schema> than mysql> all the time.

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Take a look at the documentation for mysql commands.

You can change the prompt to just the current database by typing using this command:

prompt \d>\_
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That documentation link will also help you make the change permanent. –  William Jackson Oct 15 '11 at 13:36

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