Cygwin Cannot Connect To Mysql

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Sunday, March 29th, 2015


Running mysql on Cygwin returns the following error:

ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysql.sock' (2)


Declare the host as using the -h flag.

mysql -u root -h -p 127.0.01

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