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I'm wondering if I don't specify path to mysqldump command, no file will be saved and output will be just seen on terminal screen?

Is this correct?

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I don't think you mean

/usr/bin/mysqldump args

versus

mysqldump args

which is what "path to mysqldump command" sounds like. But that you mean

mysqldump args > outputfile

or

mysqldump args -r outputfile

versus

mysqldump args

If that's the case then if you don't specify an output file then the output will be to stdout (i.e. the terminal).

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yes I did mysqldump args and expected file to be created :) instead I got it in terminal. I did > and it all went good. – Sandro Dzneladze Jul 14 '12 at 10:00

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