And I searched for that in the docs yesterday, too. I couldn't find it
anywhere. I searched on the terms "shell," "external," and "ext." then
again, I wasn't searching using the website search function. I was looking
in the table of contents.
On Thu, 1 May 2003, Dan Nelson wrote:
> 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.
> mysql> \! ls *.sql
> For a plain shell, run "\! sh", or whatever your favorite shell is.