Restart, Start, Stop MySQL from the Command Line Terminal, OSX, Linux

To restart, start or stop MySQL server from the command line, type the following at the shell prompt…

On Linux start/stop/restart from the command line:

 /etc/init.d/mysqld start
 /etc/init.d/mysqld stop
 /etc/init.d/mysqld restart

Some Linux flavours offer the service command too

 service mysqld start
 service mysqld stop
 service mysqld restart


 service mysql start
 service mysql stop
 service mysql restart

On OS X to start/stop/restart MySQL pre 5.7  from the command line:

 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

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