The technique I've settled on is this:
mysql blah blah blah < the_select_query.sql > the_output_i_want.txt
That gives you a tab-delimited text file with column headings.
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>From: LAMP [mailto:lamp@stripped]
>Sent: Saturday, January 08, 2011 6:05 PM
>Subject: export result from select statement
>I wonder how to store to csv or txt file result from SELECT query?
>not a whole table nor database. Just results from SELECT query.
>Usually I use MySQL Query Browser and Export feature, but in this
>case I don't have access with MySQL Query Browser. Though, I have a
>command line access.
>I found on one place something like
>#SELECT 2+2 into outfile '/path/to/specific/directory/test.csv';
>Though, it doesn't work?!?
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