I'm working with Terminal (Mac OS X), but I think this is a built-in part of Linux. Sometimes, when I execute a command, Terminal returns a new, indented line with just
-> on the line. It seems like it's waiting for something, but I don't know if it requires action on my part or not. Pressing enter simply returns another, identical line. When I
Ctrl + C, it says
Aborted, meaning something was clearly processing. What does this mean? For example, the following:
$ mysql -u root -h host -p Enter password: Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g. Your MySQL connection id is X Server version: 5.1.39-log MySQL Server Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the buffer. mysql> mysqldump my_database -> -> [Ctrl + C] -> Aborted $
Edit: Seems this is faulty syntax for the command, but I'm not sure that is the reason for the arrows.