I would recommend you phpMyAdmin.
With that you can administer mysql with browser.
For command line access to MySql :
type : "mysql -u root -p"
then type your password and you are in.
Short guide :
commands end with ; !
"show datadases;" list databases
"create database pictures;" makes a new database
"use pictures;" changes the database you want to access
"show tables;" shows you tables (there are none)
"create table picture (
id INT NOT NULL,
primary key (id)