The mysqldump utility comes along with the mysql binary, so you do need to install it separately. Most production scenarios are covered in this section.
The syntax is as follows:
shell> mysqldump [options]
In the options, you can specify the username, password, and hostname to connect to the database, like this:
--user <user_name> --password <password>or-u <user_name> -p<password>
In this chapter, --user and --password are not mentioned in every example, to keep the reader focused on other important options.