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#1 .John.

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 06:58 AM

I'm trying to run the following query, but this is what I get back...

user@server [~]# mysql -u account_username -p password account_database < /home/account/public_html/subfolder/backup.sql

mysql Ver 12.22 Distrib 4.0.25, for pc-linux-gnu (i686)
Copyright © 2002 MySQL AB
This software comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This is free software,
and you are welcome to modify and redistribute it under the GPL license
Usage: mysql [OPTIONS] [database]
-?, --help Display this help and exit.
--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
-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. WARNING:
options deprecated; use --disable-auto-rehash instead.
-B, --batch Print results with a tab as separator, each row on new
line. Doesn't use history file.
Directory where character sets are.
Set the default character set.
-C, --compress Use compression in server/client protocol.
-D, --database=name Database to use.
-e, --execute=name Execute command and quit. (Output like with --batch).
-E, --vertical Print the output of a query (rows) vertically.
-f, --force Continue even if we get an sql error.
-g, --no-named-commands
Named commands are disabled. Use \* form only, or use
named commands only in the beginning of a line ending
with a semicolon (;) Since version 10.9 the client now
starts with this option ENABLED by default! Disable with
'-G'. Long format commands still work from the first
line. WARNING: option deprecated; use
--disable-named-commands instead.
-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.
--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.
-L, --skip-line-numbers
Don't write line number for errors. WARNING: -L is
deprecated, use long version of this option instead.
--no-pager Disable pager and print to stdout. See interactive help
(\h) also. WARNING: option deprecated; use
--disable-pager instead.
--no-tee Disable outfile. See interactive help (\h) also. WARNING:
option deprecated; use --disable-tee instead
-n, --unbuffered Flush buffer after each query.
--column-names Write column names in results.
-N, --skip-column-names
Don't write column names in results. WARNING: -N is
deprecated, use long version of this options instead.
-O, --set-variable=name
Change the value of a variable. Please note that this
option is deprecated; you can set variables directly with
-o, --one-database Only update the default database. This is useful for
skipping updates to other database in the update log.
--pager[=name] Pager to use to display results. If you don't supply an
option the default pager is taken from your ENV variable
PAGER. Valid pagers are less, more, cat [> filename],
etc. See interactive help (\h) also. This option does not
work in batch mode.
-p, --password[=name]
Password to use when connecting to server. If password is
not given it's asked from the tty.
-P, --port=# Port number to use for connection.
--prompt=name Set the mysql prompt to this value.
-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
-s, --silent Be more silent.
-S, --socket=name Socket file to use for connection.
-t, --table Output in table format.
-T, --debug-info Print some debug info at exit.
--tee=name Append everything into outfile. See interactive help (\h)
also. Does not work in batch mode.
-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.

Default options are read from the following files in the given order:
/etc/my.cnf /var/lib/mysql/my.cnf ~/.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 options 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
character-sets-dir (No default value)
default-character-set (No default value)
compress FALSE
database (No default value)
vertical FALSE
force FALSE
named-commands FALSE
local-infile FALSE
no-beep FALSE
host (No default value)
html FALSE
line-numbers TRUE
unbuffered FALSE
column-names TRUE
port 3306
prompt mysql>
quick FALSE
socket (No default value)
table FALSE
debug-info FALSE
user gobeng_forum
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
user@server [~]#

I get the same output if I run this query as a cron job through cPanel.

Any help, please?

#2 fenway

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 06:36 PM

Yikes... first, it's a bad idea to put the password in the actual call to the client, because it shows up in logs and in top listings; better to type it into via TTY input (just use -p alone). Second, I suppose the reason you're getting the help text is because there's an error somewhere -- I have no idea where, but DON'T post the whole .sql file. My suggestion is to just try and connect, forget the SQL input file for a second, and see what happens. That way, you can narrow down the problem to the file vs the server config.
Seriously... if people don't start reading this before posting, I'm going to consider not answering at all.

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