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mysql command line query command

Discussion in 'Server Configuration and Hosting' started by faeronsayn, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. faeronsayn

    faeronsayn Well-Known Member

    So I want to execute queries through mysql command line on putty.

    I can't seem to find a command to do that exactly. If anyone knows, please post it below.
  2. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Member

  3. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Login to MySQL and select your database:


    Type queries into the mysql prompt. Note that you must end queries with a semicolon when using the mysql prompt. The enter key will merely insert a line break into the query which isn't functional. It won't execute the query until you type a semicolon and then hit enter.
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  4. Floren

    Floren Well-Known Member

    I would skip the password, is very easy for an attacker to intercept your text data while you send it from a terminal.
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  5. hellreturn

    hellreturn Active Member

    Then how would you send password? Example to explain on how to do it correctly will help.

    Thank you
  6. p4guru

    p4guru Well-Known Member

    mysql -uUSERNAME -p DBNAME
    Like that, it will prompt for password
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  7. Floren

    Floren Well-Known Member

    The way I do it is:
    mysql -u root -p

    From there, I select whatever options I'm interested to deal with.

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