error 2002 (hy000): Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/tmp/mysql.sock

I got the issue when trying to connect to mysql from the command line after doing a fresh install of mysql on my MAC and tried to connect to it from both – Mysql Workbench as well as the command line

The solution was to just start the mysql server

Start MySQL on OSX

mysql.server start

Start MySQL on Linux

sudo /etc/init.d/mysql start

Ryan Sukale

Ryan is just a regular guy next door trying to manage his life and finances.

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