echo "SELECT * FROM table; " | mysql -u root -p${MYSQLROOTPW} databasename | sed 's/\t/","/g;s/^/"/;s/$/"/;s/\n//g' > outfile.csv

Export MySQL query as .csv file

This command converts a MySQL query directly into a .csv (Comma Seperated Value)-file.
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Or you could use the "SELECT * INTO OUTFILE " syntax http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/select.html
mydarb · 483 weeks and 3 days ago

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