This is probably a dumb question but still here goes.
I'm using xampp and I can use php admin ok
but the book i'm learning from has many examples that refer to using the mysql command line
mysql> describe test_table;
where do I enter this type of command?
I opened 'shell' from xampp and entered it from there but that didn't work.
I've entered it from C:\ prompt and that didn't work.
The whole chapter has examples that begin with enter mysql> whatever.
Where do I find this elusive mysql prompt?
any help appreciated