can’t connect to local mysql server through socket ‘/tmp/mysql.sock’ (2) Homebrew – How I fixed it.

My error was “can’t connect to local mysql server through socket ‘/tmp/mysql.sock’ (2) homebrew” and I was just going crazy trying to fix it, maybe just like you. I got this error when I installed MySQL through homebrew, when I did the MySQL command “mysql” in my terminal.

What fixed this problem for me was deleting MySQL and I used this command since I knew it was there.

rm -rf /usr/local/var/mysql/

Then I went ahead and removed MySQL from HomBrew

brew remove mysql

Then, of course, I went ahead and installed it again.

brew install mysql

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