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From:Dan Nelson Date:May 1 2003 10:12pm
Subject:Re: Getting to the shell from mysql> prompt
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In the last episode (May 01), Myhre, Julie said:
> Is there a way to spawn off to the shell from the mysql prompt,
> either for a quick shell command (like an ls of your current
> directory), or to stay there and run a couple commands, then get back
> to the same mysql session?
> 
> For example, on a UNIX box, from an Oracle SQL*Plus prompt I can do:
> sqlplus>!ls *.sql
> 
> Or just type the ! and get to my shell.  When I type 'exit' I am
> returned to that sqlplus prompt.

Try:

mysql> \! ls *.sql

For a plain shell, run "\! sh", or whatever your favorite shell is.

-- 
	Dan Nelson
	dnelson@stripped
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Getting to the shell from mysql> promptJulie Myhre1 May
  • Re: Getting to the shell from mysql> promptDan Nelson2 May
    • Re: Getting to the shell from mysql> promptCurtis Maurand2 May
      • Re: Getting to the shell from mysql> promptStephen Fromm2 May
      • RE: Getting to the shell from mysql> promptDaevid Vincent2 May
        • Re: Getting to the shell from mysql> promptDan Nelson2 May
        • RE: Getting to the shell from mysql> promptPaul DuBois2 May
RE: Getting to the shell from mysql> promptJulie Myhre5 May
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