I found a handy article named
“Getting command line access to PHP and MySQL running MAMP on OSX”
It was very helpful for getting PHP and MySQL acces from the terminal on a mac.
In addition, one of the comments by Matthew Bacon was about getting the ZEND FRAMWORK up and running with the command line. I have copied it here for your convenience. I hope this helps someone.
Posted by Matthew Bacon on
To anyone who is having problems getting Zend_Tool working on their MAC OS X (10.6) in Terminal, this is how to solve the problem.
Download the Zend Framework to your downloads folder. Once downloaded, rename the folder ZendFramework
Open Terminal and type: sudo cp -r ~/Downloads/ZendFramework /usr/local/ZendFrameworkCli
In Terminal, type: open ~/.bash_profile
Note: If file is not found…
Open the application TextEdit. Create a new file and make sure you are typing in plain text only. Type the following: alias zf=/usr/local/ZendFrameworkCli/bin/zf.sh
Save and exit TextEdit
In Terminal, type: zf show version