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Mysql is starting and stopping every 15 seconds on my MAC. In the console it shows /tmp/mysql.sock is Permission denied. What unix command can I run to make sure every folder related to mysql is read/write. Its for dev so I don't care if anyone hacks it or screws it up.... just tired of putting in my password everytime I click a folder and need to solve this mysql issue.

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How did you install the mysql server? –  sciurus Mar 14 '11 at 22:43

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Although I can't endorse the "just open everything to everyone!" strategy, the answer to your question is chmod; check the man page, with particular consideration of its -r recursive flag.

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