I am on a Linux ubuntu machine with MySQL installed.
My teacher gave out an assignment which mentioned "copy cars.dat to /data/tmp on the MySQL database server" without any explanations, I do not know what is the "/data/tmp on database server" means exactly?
Basically after that I need to execute SQL statement like
LOAD DATA INFILE '/data/tmp/cars.dat' INTO TABLE cars
So, what does copy cars.dat to /data/tmp on the database server means as there is no /data/tmp directory even?
Personally, I checked
/etc/mysql/my.cnf file, inside which there are definitions of :
... basedir = /usr datadir = /var/lib/mysql tmpdir = /tmp ...
Does it mean to copy cars.dat to the
tmpdir which is just
/tmp under root directory??