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New Question: Can't connect to MariaDB through mysql command line client



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I have installed  the xampp stack which now includes MariaDB. I have been  connecting to it with phpMyAdmin and php scripts through Apache as localhost. This all works with no problem. Today I tried to use the mysql command line tool and got the following error:

ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (2 "No such file or directory")

I checked, and indeed that path does not exist. I did, however find the following path: 


Is it possible that the xampp  stack installs the database files in  a non-standard location and I need to tell mysql about the change? If so, how?

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