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How do I create a mysql client docker container that executes a mysql script against another mysql server container? Which base container should I use?

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You can really use many different base images. Which one you use only changes how to install mysql client.

You could use debian like so

FROM debian
RUN apt-get update && \
    apt-get install -y mysql-client
CMD mysql {mysql-client-options} < {sql.script}

If using alpine, you just change the install to use apk instead

FROM alpine
RUN apk update && \
    apk add mysql-client
CMD mysql {mysql-client-options} < {sql.script}

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