I'm not a Unix guy but I want to learn MySQL with the MySQLWorkbench.app GUI. I downloaded and installed the files according to instructions and as far as I can tell everything is where it should be. However, I am not sure if I need to run any commands from Terminal. MySQLWorkbench does not seem to be saving documents properly. As the Terminal command result pasted below seems to show, the install looks to be where it's supposed to be, in ~usr/local/mysql-5.5.29-osx10.6-x86_64. The ~usr/local/mysql in the listing is a symbolic link created by the installer.
mac-pro-8:local tcamilleri$ ls
Is there a MySQL user account already created on my Mac by the OS? Do I need to cretyae any preference files or configure anything? Any help from someone familiar with MySQLWorkbench GUI/MySQL would be greatly appreciated as I've worked with relational databases but this is just a bit too different to be intuitive. Thanks in advance for inputs.
MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.5), Intel dual 2Ghz, 4 GB ram, Airport