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Oracle sqlplus allows you to drop down to a system command line shell which lets you run operating system command like ls, cd, cp, etc.

Here are examples SQL*Plus_FAQ, docs.oracle.com

Is there some thing that does the same in mysql.

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http://www.electrictoolbox.com/shell-commands-mysql-command-line-client/

From the mysql help

mysql> ?
...
system (\!) Execute a system shell command.

mysql> \! bash
mysql> system bash
mysql> \! ls
mysql> system ls

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