cat schema.sql data.sql test_data.sql | mysql -u user --password=pass dbname

Load multiple sql script in mysql

Be aware of using the --password argument as it will appear your password in plain text on the screen. You may use -p argument instead, it will prompt you to enter you password in hidden mode.

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2009-03-24 08:39:40

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You shouldn't run this command with --password= as it'll show your password in the process list while the command is running. It should always be just --password without any value provided. With that, MySQL will prompt you for your password before it does anything.
tswicegood · 478 weeks ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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