Ok, thank you all. It was my mistake. I have quoted the SQL command with
single quotes under Windows.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Stijn Verholen" <sverholen@stripped>
To: "Octavian Rasnita" <orasnita@stripped>
Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2007 10:57 AM
Subject: Re: show tables
> Octavian Rasnita wrote:
>> I want to print the list of tables (one on a line) from a database into
>> an external file.
>> I have tried:
>> mysql -u user -p database -e 'show tables;' > file.txt
>> mysql -u root -p information_schema -e 'select table_name from tables
>> where table_schema="database_name";' > file.txt
>> But the result was the help file displayed by MySQL when a command is not
>> correct. The SQL queries I gave are correct, because they work when I
>> give them at the mysql prompt.
>> The list of tables is big, and it doesn't fit into a screen and that's
>> why I need to print it into a file.
>> Please tell me how can I do this if it possible.
>> Thank you.
> mysql -u<user> -p<password> -e "SHOW TABLES FROM <database>;" >
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