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How To Dump a Table to a File with "mysqldump"?

If you want to dump all rows in a table from the server to a file, you can use "mysqldump" with the "-f fileName" option as show in the following tutorial exercise:

>cd \mysql\bin
>mysqldump -u root -r \temp\links.txt test links
>type \temp\links.txt

>type \temp\links.txt | more
-- MySQL dump 10.10
-- Host: localhost    Database: test
-- ------------------------------------------------------
-- Server version       5.0.24-community

The dump file contains SQL statements that you can use to restore the table and its data content.

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