If you’re having a hard time installing WP-CLI on your OS X + XAMPP machine due to database connection issue, I found this post by Gabe useful: Beginner’s Guide: Installing WP-CLI with AMPPS. The key is at Configure WP-CLI to use AMPPS binaries part.



Make sure you adjust the path tho. In my case, instead of using: /Applications/AMPPS/php/bin:/Applications/AMPPS/mysql/bin:$PATH I’m using /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/bin:/Applications/XAMPP/mysql/bin:$PATH instead.

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