MySQL start/stop/restart in Mac OS X

- by Oleg Ivanchenko

How to start/stop/restart MySQL in Mac OS X? Very easy!

In OS X Yosemite / El Capitan (MySQL post 5.7) run in terminal:

sudo launchctl load -F /Library/LaunchDaemons/

Note: This is a persistent setting which means that MySQL will automatically start on the next OS X start.

sudo launchctl unload -F /Library/LaunchDaemons/

In OS X pre Yosemite (MySQL pre 5.7) run in terminal:

 sudo /usr/local/mysql/support-files/mysql.server start
 sudo /usr/local/mysql/support-files/mysql.server stop
 sudo /usr/local/mysql/support-files/mysql.server restart

Quite easy :-)