I have downloaded MYSQL without installer suppourt in my windows 64 bit machine . I have followed the guidelines mentioned in this website


i have installed it inside c: mysql directory .

As first step i navigated to c:\mysql\bin>mysqld , as shown in picture below . This started the Database

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Then i opened another command Prompt Window and navigated to c:\mysql\bin> and typed show databases;

With this it it showing an Error in Command Prompt saying

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  • You have to launch the mysql command line tool by typing mysql before you may type mysql commands. Jun 15, 2012 at 15:13
  • First, cmd is not mysql console. Launch mysql command before executing any queries. Second, I believe this question is better suited for SuperUser or ServerFault.
    – mingos
    Jun 15, 2012 at 15:13
  • Thanks a lot , the document hasn't mentioned this thing i guess :)
    – yyy i 777
    Jun 15, 2012 at 15:15

2 Answers 2


From your second image enter mysql - then you're "in" mysql, and should do all your mysql operations there. The second image is "just a command prompt", not in mysql, so windows itself doesn't recognize such commands. Try a sql statement like 'SHOW STATUS' after entering the mysql application with mysql.


There's two parts, your MySQL Server and your MySQL Client.

mysqld command launches the MySQL Server.

You have to launch the MySQL Client to interact with your Server, with command line tool by typing mysql before you may type mysql commands.

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