I'm sort of a MySQL newbie here and am trying to use it again for the first time in about four years. And four years ago was the only other time I had used it before this.

Trying to create a database from the mysql command line window so I enter:
Code:
CREATE DATABASE pup
and it doesn't return an error message but when I then do

Code:
USE pup
it says "Unknown database." Is there something I'm doing wrong here?