I am going to importi a database.. (db.sql)
I will use something like:
mysql -u root -p db < db.sql
Can you tell me what the difference is between this and mysqldump?
mysqldump is the export tool with which you would create the file to import, e.g.
mysqldump -u root -p db > db-export.sql
The resulting file will consist largely of SQL CREATE statements, followed by INSERT statements.
mysql is the interactive MySQL client, which will also happily take a file full of SQL on stdin and carry out those queries -- in this case, importing the exported dump.
mysqldump is for export/backup databases:
mysqldump -u root -p db > db.sql
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5 years ago