I am trying to get a better understanding of how functions like HTMLEntities work, but the problem is that since phpMyAdmin is a browser-based app, it is distorting what is going in and out of my database table...

So I want to try using the mysql client, but am pretty shaky on command line.

Some questions...

1.) When I opened up the mysql client - or whatever it is called - it goes directly to...

mysql>
Is that dangerous for a Dev Environment?


2.) How would I delete the save password so no one could get it and make it so I have to type it in when I open the command line?


3.) How can I put a shortcut on my Mac Application bar so I can access this with one click versus navigating in Finder to the alias link?


Thanks,


Debbie

P.S. I am using MAMP v1.7.2