2 The mysql Client Program

This chapter discusses mysql, a general-purpose client program for issuing queries and retrieving their results. It can be used interactively or in batch mode to read queries from a file. The chapter covers the following exam topics:

Image Using mysql interactively and in batch mode

Image mysql statement terminators and prompts

Image Using the mysql input line-editing capability

mysql output formats

mysql internal commands

Using server-side ...

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