What Are the "mysql" Command Line Arguments


What Are the "mysql" Command Line Arguments? - MySQL FAQs - Command-Line End User Interface mysql

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"mysql" supports only one optional command line argument, "database". But "mysql" allows the operating system to redirect input and output streams at the command line level. Here are some good examples:

  • "mysql databaseName" - Starts "mysql" in interactive mode and use the specified database.
  • "mysql < fileName" - Starts "mysql" in batch mode and executes all commands in the specified file.
  • "mysql < fileName > fileName" - Starts "mysql" in batch mode, executes all commands in the specified file, and write output to the specified file.

Here is a tutorial exercise of how to use the command line argument to specify the database to use:

>cd \mysql\bin
>mysql -u root test
Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 4 to server version: 5.0.24

mysql> show tables;
| Tables_in_test |
| links          |
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

mysql> quit;

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