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* Connecting-disconnecting    Connecting to and Disconnecting from the Server
* Entering queries            Entering Queries
* Database use                Creating and Using a Database
* Getting information         Getting Information About Databases and Tables
* Batch mode                  Using `mysql' in Batch Mode
* Examples                    Examples of Common Queries
* Twin                        Queries from the Twin Project
* Apache                      Using MySQL with Apache
 This chapter provides a tutorial introduction to MySQL by showing how
 to use the `mysql' client program to create and use a simple database.
 `mysql' (sometimes referred to as the "terminal monitor" or just
 "monitor") is an interactive program that allows you to connect to a
 MySQL server, run queries, and view the results.  `mysql' may also be
 used in batch mode: you place your queries in a file beforehand, then
 tell `mysql' to execute the contents of the file.  Both ways of using
 `mysql' are covered here.
 To see a list of options provided by `mysql', invoke it with the
 `--help' option:
      shell> mysql --help
 This chapter assumes that `mysql' is installed on your machine and that
 a MySQL server is available to which you can connect.  If this is not
 true, contact your MySQL administrator.  (If *you* are the
 administrator, you will need to consult other sections of this manual.)
 This chapter describes the entire process of setting up and using a
 database.  If you are interested only in accessing an existing
 database, you may want to skip over the sections that describe how to
 create the database and the tables it contains.
 Because this chapter is tutorial in nature, many details are necessarily
 omitted.  Consult the relevant sections of the manual for more
 information on the topics covered here.
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