Well some things now appear to be working.. That was my stupidity not knowing to point towards the directory… The only problem is that when i execute the commands above this is the output
/Applications/MAMP/Library/bin/mysql -u root
Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or g.
Your MySQL connection id is 3
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mysql> UPDATE user SET password=PASSWORD(‘root’) WHERE user=”root”;
ERROR 1046 (3D000): No database selected
mysql> show databases
… I still really don’t know whats going on here..
I also tried
mysql> -u root password root
However i still get “Error: Could not connect to MySQL server!” when I try to open the MAMP start page… It would help if i understood what the problem actually was but im lost