For starters, I have mySQL downloaded. I'm trying to drop into an interactive mysql session by typing in the following:
$ mysql --user=anonymous --host=ensembldb.ensembl.org
I've also tried the following:
mysql -h useastdb.ensembl.org -u anonymous -P 5306
If I can get this to work correctly, my next step is:
mysql> use homo_sapiens_core_90_38;
Then I can start looking at tables, etc.
Maybe this is all wrong, perhaps a more logical approach is to get my terminal session already in mySQL mode...then connect?
Any help is very appreciated. If this helps, I also have the Workbench interface downloaded. I understand that you can also open a scripting session via the workbench.