mysqlimport


SYNOPSIS
       mysqlimport [options] db_name textfile1 ...

DESCRIPTION
       The mysqlimport client provides a command-line interface to the LOAD
       DATA INFILE SQL statement. Most options to mysqlimport correspond
       directly to clauses of LOAD DATA INFILE syntax. See Section 13.2.6,
       "LOAD DATA INFILE Syntax".

       Invoke mysqlimport like this:

           shell> mysqlimport [options] db_name textfile1 [textfile2 ...]

       For each text file named on the command line, mysqlimport strips any
       extension from the file name and uses the result to determine the name
       of the table into which to import the file's contents. For example,
       files named patient.txt, patient.text, and patient all would be
       imported into a table named patient.

       mysqlimport supports the following options, which can be specified on
       the command line or in the [mysqlimport] and [client] groups of an
       option file. For information about option files used by MySQL programs,
       see Section 4.2.6, "Using Option Files".

       o   --help, -?

           Display a help message and exit.

           The output generated by using --events contains CREATE EVENT
           statements to create the events. However, these statements do not
           include attributes such as the event creation and modification
           timestamps, so when the events are reloaded, they are created with
           timestamps equal to the reload time.

           If you require events to be created with their original timestamp
           attributes, do not use --events. Instead, dump and reload the
           contents of the mysql.event table directly, using a MySQL account
           that has appropriate privileges for the mysql database.

       o   --bind-address=ip_address

           On a computer having multiple network interfaces, use this option
           to select which interface to use for connecting to the MySQL
           server.

           This option is supported only in the version of mysqlimport that is
           supplied with MySQL Cluster. It is not available in standard MySQL
           Server 5.5 releases.

       o   --character-sets-dir=dir_name

           The directory where character sets are installed. See Section 10.5,
           "Character Set Configuration".

       o   --debug[=debug_options], -# [debug_options]

           Write a debugging log. A typical debug_options string is
           d:t:o,file_name. The default is d:t:o.

       o   --debug-check

           Print some debugging information when the program exits.

       o   --debug-info

           Print debugging information and memory and CPU usage statistics
           when the program exits.

       o   --default-character-set=charset_name

           Use charset_name as the default character set. See Section 10.5,
           "Character Set Configuration".

       o   --default-auth=plugin

           A hint about the client-side authentication plugin to use. See
           Section 6.3.6, "Pluggable Authentication".

           This option was added in MySQL 5.5.10.

       o   --defaults-extra-file=file_name

           Read this option file after the global option file but (on Unix)
           before the user option file. If the file does not exist or is
           otherwise inaccessible, an error occurs. Before MySQL 5.5.8,
           file_name must be the full path name to the file. As of MySQL
           5.5.8, the name is interpreted relative to the current directory if
           given as a relative path name.

       o   --defaults-file=file_name

           Use only the given option file. If the file does not exist or is
           otherwise inaccessible, an error occurs. Before MySQL 5.5.8,
           file_name must be the full path name to the file. As of MySQL
           5.5.8, the name is interpreted relative to the current directory if
           given as a relative path name.

       o   --defaults-group-suffix=str

           Read not only the usual option groups, but also groups with the
           usual names and a suffix of str. For example, mysqlimport normally
           reads the [client] and [mysqlimport] groups. If the
           --defaults-group-suffix=_other option is given, mysqlimport also
           reads the [client_other] and [mysqlimport_other] groups.

       o   --delete, -D

           Empty the table before importing the text file.
           These options have the same meaning as the corresponding clauses
           for LOAD DATA INFILE. See Section 13.2.6, "LOAD DATA INFILE
           Syntax".

       o   --force, -f

           Ignore errors. For example, if a table for a text file does not
           exist, continue processing any remaining files. Without --force,
           mysqlimport exits if a table does not exist.

       o   --host=host_name, -h host_name

           Import data to the MySQL server on the given host. The default host
           is localhost.

       o   --ignore, -i

           See the description for the --replace option.

       o   --ignore-lines=N

           Ignore the first N lines of the data file.

       o   --lines-terminated-by=...

           This option has the same meaning as the corresponding clause for
           LOAD DATA INFILE. For example, to import Windows files that have
           lines terminated with carriage return/linefeed pairs, use
           --lines-terminated-by="\r\n". (You might have to double the
           backslashes, depending on the escaping conventions of your command
           interpreter.) See Section 13.2.6, "LOAD DATA INFILE Syntax".

       o   --local, -L

           Read input files locally from the client host.

       o   --lock-tables, -l

           Lock all tables for writing before processing any text files. This
           ensures that all tables are synchronized on the server.

       o   --low-priority

           Use LOW_PRIORITY when loading the table. This affects only storage
           engines that use only table-level locking (such as MyISAM, MEMORY,
           and MERGE).

       o   --no-defaults

           Do not read any option files. If program startup fails due to
           reading unknown options from an option file, --no-defaults can be
           used to prevent them from being read.

       o   --password[=password], -p[password]
       o   --pipe, -W

           On Windows, connect to the server using a named pipe. This option
           applies only if the server supports named-pipe connections.

       o   --plugin-dir=dir_name

           The directory in which to look for plugins. Specify this option if
           the --default-auth option is used to specify an authentication
           plugin but mysqlimport does not find it. See Section 6.3.6,
           "Pluggable Authentication".

           This option was added in MySQL 5.5.10.

       o   --port=port_num, -P port_num

           The TCP/IP port number to use for the connection.

       o   --print-defaults

           Print the program name and all options that it gets from option
           files.

       o   --protocol={TCP|SOCKET|PIPE|MEMORY}

           The connection protocol to use for connecting to the server. It is
           useful when the other connection parameters normally would cause a
           protocol to be used other than the one you want. For details on the
           permissible values, see Section 4.2.2, "Connecting to the MySQL
           Server".

       o   --replace, -r

           The --replace and --ignore options control handling of input rows
           that duplicate existing rows on unique key values. If you specify
           --replace, new rows replace existing rows that have the same unique
           key value. If you specify --ignore, input rows that duplicate an
           existing row on a unique key value are skipped. If you do not
           specify either option, an error occurs when a duplicate key value
           is found, and the rest of the text file is ignored.

       o   --shared-memory-base-name=name

           On Windows, the shared-memory name to use, for connections made
           using shared memory to a local server. The default value is MYSQL.
           The shared-memory name is case sensitive.

           The server must be started with the --shared-memory option to
           enable shared-memory connections.

       o   --silent, -s

           Silent mode. Produce output only when errors occur.

       o   --user=user_name, -u user_name

           The MySQL user name to use when connecting to the server.

       o   --use-threads=N

           Load files in parallel using N threads.

       o   --verbose, -v

           Verbose mode. Print more information about what the program does.

       o   --version, -V

           Display version information and exit.

       Here is a sample session that demonstrates use of mysqlimport:

           shell> mysql -e 'CREATE TABLE imptest(id INT, n VARCHAR(30))' test
           shell> ed
           a
           100     Max Sydow
           101     Count Dracula
           .
           w imptest.txt
           32
           q
           shell> od -c imptest.txt
           0000000   1   0   0  \t   M   a   x       S   y   d   o   w  \n   1   0
           0000020   1  \t   C   o   u   n   t       D   r   a   c   u   l   a  \n
           0000040
           shell> mysqlimport --local test imptest.txt
           test.imptest: Records: 2  Deleted: 0  Skipped: 0  Warnings: 0
           shell> mysql -e 'SELECT * FROM imptest' test
           +------+---------------+
           | id   | n             |
           +------+---------------+
           |  100 | Max Sydow     |
           |  101 | Count Dracula |
           +------+---------------+

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