Last night I trawled the internet trying to find the answer to how to hook up my mac os x terminal to my mamp mysql using the > mysql command in the terminal.
For mac os x 10.5.6 Leapoard users this command worked just fine.
sudo ln -s /Applications/MAMP/Library/bin/mysql /usr/bin/mysql
I also noticed attempting to use the mysqldump command resulted in this error: "-bash: mysqldump: command not found"
To solve it cd into "/Applications/MAMP/Library/bin/" and run the same command and you'll have much better luck :)