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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 macOS Sierra & OS to start/stop/restart MySQL post 5.7  from the command line:

sudo launchctl load -F /Library/LaunchDaemons/

sudo launchctl unload -F /Library/LaunchDaemons/

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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