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I am using Ubuntu and MySQL.

I have a list of many .sql files, like 1.sql, 2.sql, 3.sql ... 100000.sql

I need to insert them into the database.

    mysql mydb < *.sql

Gives me:

    -bash: *.sql: ambiguous redirect

Any idea how can I do it from command line? (I know I can write a Python script to do it with no problem, but I want to do it from the command line)

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

I have no MySQL available but I believe cat *.sql | mysql mydb should work.

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If Nifle's answer doesn't work, then try:

for f in *.sql
do
    mysql mydb < "$f"
done
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