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Mysql Command-line Options

mysql –help

mysql  Ver 14.14 Distrib 5.5.8, for Win32 (x86)
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Usage: mysql [OPTIONS] [database]
  -?, –help          Display this help and exit.
  -I, –help          Synonym for -?
  –auto-rehash       Enable automatic rehashing. One doesn’t need to use
                      ‘rehash’ to get table and field completion, but startup
                      and reconnecting may take a longer time. Disable with
                      (Defaults to on; use –skip-auto-rehash to disable.)
  -A, –no-auto-rehash
                      No automatic rehashing. One has to use ‘rehash’ to get
                      table and field completion. This gives a quicker start of
                      mysql and disables rehashing on reconnect.
                      Automatically switch to vertical output mode if the
                      result is wider than the terminal width.
  -B, –batch         Don’t use history file. Disable interactive behavior.
                      (Enables –silent.)
                      Directory for character set files.
  –column-type-info  Display column type information.
  -c, –comments      Preserve comments. Send comments to the server. The
                      default is –skip-comments (discard comments), enable
                      with –comments.
  -C, –compress      Use compression in server/client protocol.
  -#, –debug[=#]     This is a non-debug version. Catch this and exit.
  –debug-check       Check memory and open file usage at exit.
  -T, –debug-info    Print some debug info at exit.
  -D, –database=name Database to use.
                      Set the default character set.
  –delimiter=name    Delimiter to be used.
  -e, –execute=name  Execute command and quit. (Disables –force and history file.)
  -E, –vertical      Print the output of a query (rows) vertically.
  -f, –force         Continue even if we get an SQL error.
  -G, –named-commands
                      Enable named commands. Named commands mean this program’s
                      internal commands; see mysql> help . When enabled, the
                      named commands can be used from any line of the query,
                      otherwise only from the first line, before an enter.
                      Disable with –disable-named-commands. This option is
                      disabled by default.
  -i, –ignore-spaces Ignore space after function names.
  –init-command=name SQL Command to execute when connecting to MySQL server.
                      Will automatically be re-executed when reconnecting.
  –local-infile      Enable/disable LOAD DATA LOCAL INFILE.
  -b, –no-beep       Turn off beep on error.
  -h, –host=name     Connect to host.
  -H, –html          Produce HTML output.
  -X, –xml           Produce XML output.
  –line-numbers      Write line numbers for errors.
                      (Defaults to on; use –skip-line-numbers to disable.)
  -L, –skip-line-numbers
                      Don’t write line number for errors.
  -n, –unbuffered    Flush buffer after each query.
  –column-names      Write column names in results.
                      (Defaults to on; use –skip-column-names to disable.)
  -N, –skip-column-names
                      Don’t write column names in results.
  –sigint-ignore     Ignore SIGINT (CTRL-C).
  -o, –one-database  Only update the default database. This is useful for
                      skipping updates to other database in the update log.
  -p, –password[=name]
                      Password to use when connecting to server. If password is
                      not given it’s asked from the tty.
  -W, –pipe          Use named pipes to connect to server.
  -P, –port=#        Port number to use for connection or 0 for default to, in
                      order of preference, my.cnf, $MYSQL_TCP_PORT,
                      /etc/services, built-in default (3306).
  –prompt=name       Set the mysql prompt to this value.
  –protocol=name     The protocol to use for connection (tcp, socket, pipe,
  -q, –quick         Don’t cache result, print it row by row. This may slow
                      down the server if the output is suspended. Doesn’t use
                      history file.
  -r, –raw           Write fields without conversion. Used with –batch.
  –reconnect         Reconnect if the connection is lost. Disable with
                      –disable-reconnect. This option is enabled by default.
                      (Defaults to on; use –skip-reconnect to disable.)
  -s, –silent        Be more silent. Print results with a tab as separator,
                      each row on new line.
                      Base name of shared memory.
  -S, –socket=name   The socket file to use for connection.
  –ssl               Enable SSL for connection (automatically enabled with
                      other flags).
  –ssl-ca=name       CA file in PEM format (check OpenSSL docs, implies
  –ssl-capath=name   CA directory (check OpenSSL docs, implies –ssl).
  –ssl-cert=name     X509 cert in PEM format (implies –ssl).
  –ssl-cipher=name   SSL cipher to use (implies –ssl).
  –ssl-key=name      X509 key in PEM format (implies –ssl).
                      Verify server’s "Common Name" in its cert against
                      hostname used when connecting. This option is disabled by
  -t, –table         Output in table format.
  –tee=name          Append everything into outfile. See interactive help (\h)
                      also. Does not work in batch mode. Disable with
                      –disable-tee. This option is disabled by default.
  -u, –user=name     User for login if not current user.
  -U, –safe-updates  Only allow UPDATE and DELETE that uses keys.
  -U, –i-am-a-dummy  Synonym for option –safe-updates, -U.
  -v, –verbose       Write more. (-v -v -v gives the table output format).
  -V, –version       Output version information and exit.
  -w, –wait          Wait and retry if connection is down.
  –connect-timeout=# Number of seconds before connection timeout.
                      The maximum packet length to send to or receive from
                      The buffer size for TCP/IP and socket communication.
  –select-limit=#    Automatic limit for SELECT when using –safe-updates.
  –max-join-size=#   Automatic limit for rows in a join when using
  –secure-auth       Refuse client connecting to server if it uses old
                      (pre-4.1.1) protocol.
  –server-arg=name   Send embedded server this as a parameter.
  –show-warnings     Show warnings after every statement.
  –plugin-dir=name   Directory for client-side plugins.
  –default-auth=name Default authentication client-side plugin to use.

Default options are read from the following files in the given order:
C:\Windows\my.ini C:\Windows\my.cnf C:\my.ini C:\my.cnf C:\wamp\bin\mysql\mysql5.5.8\my.ini C:\wamp\bin\mysql\mysql5.5.8\my.cnf
The following groups are read: mysql client
The following options may be given as the first argument:
–print-defaults        Print the program argument list and exit.
–no-defaults           Don’t read default options from any option file.
–defaults-file=#       Only read default options from the given file #.
–defaults-extra-file=# Read this file after the global files are read.

Variables (–variable-name=value)
and boolean options {FALSE|TRUE}  Value (after reading options)
——————————— —————————————-
auto-rehash                       FALSE
auto-vertical-output              FALSE
character-sets-dir                (No default value)
column-type-info                  FALSE
comments                          FALSE
compress                          FALSE
debug-check                       FALSE
debug-info                        FALSE
database                          (No default value)
default-character-set             auto
delimiter                         ;
vertical                          FALSE
force                             FALSE
named-commands                    FALSE
ignore-spaces                     FALSE
init-command                      (No default value)
local-infile                      FALSE
no-beep                           FALSE
host                              (No default value)
html                              FALSE
xml                               FALSE
line-numbers                      TRUE
unbuffered                        FALSE
column-names                      TRUE
sigint-ignore                     FALSE
port                              3306
prompt                            mysql>
quick                             FALSE
raw                               FALSE
reconnect                         TRUE
shared-memory-base-name           (No default value)
socket                            /tmp/mysql.sock
ssl                               FALSE
ssl-ca                            (No default value)
ssl-capath                        (No default value)
ssl-cert                          (No default value)
ssl-cipher                        (No default value)
ssl-key                           (No default value)
ssl-verify-server-cert            FALSE
table                             FALSE
user                              (No default value)
safe-updates                      FALSE
i-am-a-dummy                      FALSE
connect-timeout                   0
max-allowed-packet                16777216
net-buffer-length                 16384
select-limit                      1000
max-join-size                     1000000
secure-auth                       FALSE
show-warnings                     FALSE
plugin-dir                        (No default value)
default-auth                      (No default value)

The End.

How to run mysql script from command line with unicode/utf8 encode

Source: SO Discussion

From command line with `administrator right/privilege` and `mysql.exe` in your known-system-paths, execute the below command.

mysql -e "source Path/to/your/script.sql" YourDbName -u YourUser
      –p YourPass

See more options on mysql commands here.

Hope this is helpful to you!