newbie question about running mysql


I am following the Agile Rails dev book and I like the command line format used to create example apps in the book. However, I am stuck on one point. How do I run mysql commands from the Rails prompt. I have a Win Xp sys. I can start rails from the command prompt. But if I type "mysql", I get an error saying it is not recognized as an internal or external command.

MySQL 5.0.51 is installed on my system and I can run it using a GUI but not from the command prompt. Any ideas how to get across this hurdle? TIA.

- Raheem

type 'mysql' on cmd prompt and use '/?' for more...