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I'm writing a Windows batch file. On the ordinary command line, we'd have:

mysql -u root -p dbname
Enter password: [types password]
show tables;

Is there a way I can supply the password, and 'show tables' in the batch file so the user doesn't have to type it in - they can just run the batch file?

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Password:

mysql -u root --password=p4ssw3rd dbname

Commands:

mysql ... -e "show tables;"
echo show tables; | mysql ...
(
    echo foo;
    echo bar;
) | mysql ...
mysql ... < commands.txt
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very good! i normally use "<" – kokbira Jun 26 '11 at 4:00

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