Can't import mysql db via ssh


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I’m trying to follow the instructions on the wiki found here: http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Migrate_MySQL#Importing_Through_the_Shell

to import a mysql db but entering the commands just gives me this:

[code]mysql Ver 14.14 Distrib 5.1.63, for debian-linux-gnu (x86_64) using readline 6.1
Copyright © 2000, 2011, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.

Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its
affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective
owners.

Usage: mysql [OPTIONS] [database]
-?, --help Display this help and exit.
-I, --help Synonym for -?
–auto-rehash Enable automatic rehashing. One doesn’t need to use
’rehash’ to get table and field completion, but startup
and reconnecting may take a longer time. Disable with
–disable-auto-rehash.
-A, --no-auto-rehash
No automatic rehashing. One has to use ‘rehash’ to get
table and field completion. This gives a quicker start of
mysql and disables rehashing on reconnect.
-B, --batch Don’t use history file. Disable interactive behavior.
(Enables --silent.)
–character-sets-dir=name
Directory for character set files.
–column-type-info Display column type information.
-c, --comments Preserve comments. Send comments to the server. The
default is --skip-comments (discard comments), enable
with --comments.
-C, --compress Use compression in server/client protocol.
-#, --debug[=#] This is a non-debug version. Catch this and exit.
–debug-check Check memory and open file usage at exit.
-T, --debug-info Print some debug info at exit.
-D, --database=name Database to use.
–default-character-set=name
Set the default character set.
–delimiter=name Delimiter to be used.
-e, --execute=name Execute command and quit. (Disables --force and history
file.)
-E, --vertical Print the output of a query (rows) vertically.
-f, --force Continue even if we get an SQL error.
-G, --named-commands
Enable named commands. Named commands mean this program’s
internal commands; see mysql> help . When enabled, the
named commands can be used from any line of the query,
otherwise only from the first line, before an enter.
Disable with --disable-named-commands. This option is
disabled by default.
-g, --no-named-commands
Named commands are disabled. Use * form only, or use
named commands only in the beginning of a line ending
with a semicolon (;). Since version 10.9, the client now
starts with this option ENABLED by default. Disable with
’-G’. Long format commands still work from the first
line. WARNING: option deprecated; use
–disable-named-commands instead.
-i, --ignore-spaces Ignore space after function names.
–local-infile Enable/disable LOAD DATA LOCAL INFILE.
-b, --no-beep Turn off beep on error.
-h, --host=name Connect to host.
-H, --html Produce HTML output.
-X, --xml Produce XML output.
–line-numbers Write line numbers for errors.
-L, --skip-line-numbers
Don’t write line number for errors.
-n, --unbuffered Flush buffer after each query.
–column-names Write column names in results.
-N, --skip-column-names
Don’t write column names in results.
-O, --set-variable=name
Change the value of a variable. Please note that this
option is deprecated; you can set variables directly with
–variable-name=value.
–sigint-ignore Ignore SIGINT (CTRL-C).
-o, --one-database Ignore statements except those that occur while the
default database is the one named at the command line.
–pager[=name] Pager to use to display results. If you don’t supply an
option, the default pager is taken from your ENV variable
PAGER. Valid pagers are less, more, cat [> filename],
etc. See interactive help (\h) also. This option does not
work in batch mode. Disable with --disable-pager. This
option is disabled by default.
–no-pager Disable pager and print to stdout. See interactive help
(\h) also. WARNING: option deprecated; use
–disable-pager instead.
-p, --password[=name]
Password to use when connecting to server. If password is
not given it’s asked from the tty.
-P, --port=# Port number to use for connection or 0 for default to, in
order of preference, my.cnf, $MYSQL_TCP_PORT,
/etc/services, built-in default (3306).
–prompt=name Set the mysql prompt to this value.
–protocol=name The protocol to use for connection (tcp, socket, pipe,
memory).
-q, --quick Don’t cache result, print it row by row. This may slow
down the server if the output is suspended. Doesn’t use
history file.
-r, --raw Write fields without conversion. Used with --batch.
–reconnect Reconnect if the connection is lost. Disable with
–disable-reconnect. This option is enabled by default.
-s, --silent Be more silent. Print results with a tab as separator,
each row on new line.
-S, --socket=name The socket file to use for connection.
–ssl Enable SSL for connection (automatically enabled with
other flags).Disable with --skip-ssl.
–ssl-ca=name CA file in PEM format (check OpenSSL docs, implies
–ssl).
–ssl-capath=name CA directory (check OpenSSL docs, implies --ssl).
–ssl-cert=name X509 cert in PEM format (implies --ssl).
–ssl-cipher=name SSL cipher to use (implies --ssl).
–ssl-key=name X509 key in PEM format (implies --ssl).
–ssl-verify-server-cert
Verify server’s “Common Name” in its cert against
hostname used when connecting. This option is disabled by
default.
-t, --table Output in table format.
–tee=name Append everything into outfile. See interactive help (\h)
also. Does not work in batch mode. Disable with
–disable-tee. This option is disabled by default.
–no-tee Disable outfile. See interactive help (\h) also. WARNING:
Option deprecated; use --disable-tee instead.
-u, --user=name User for login if not current user.
-U, --safe-updates Only allow UPDATE and DELETE that uses keys.
-U, --i-am-a-dummy Synonym for option --safe-updates, -U.
-v, --verbose Write more. (-v -v -v gives the table output format).
-V, --version Output version information and exit.
-w, --wait Wait and retry if connection is down.
–connect_timeout=# Number of seconds before connection timeout.
–max_allowed_packet=#
The maximum packet length to send to or receive from
server.
–net_buffer_length=#
The buffer size for TCP/IP and socket communication.
–select_limit=# Automatic limit for SELECT when using --safe-updates.
–max_join_size=# Automatic limit for rows in a join when using
–safe-updates.
–secure-auth Refuse client connecting to server if it uses old
(pre-4.1.1) protocol.
–server-arg=name Send embedded server this as a parameter.
–show-warnings Show warnings after every statement.

Default options are read from the following files in the given order:
/etc/my.cnf /etc/mysql/my.cnf /usr/etc/my.cnf ~/.my.cnf
The following groups are read: mysql client
The following options may be given as the first argument:
–print-defaults Print the program argument list and exit.
–no-defaults Don’t read default options from any option file.
–defaults-file=# Only read default options from the given file #.
–defaults-extra-file=# Read this file after the global files are read.

Variables (–variable-name=value)
and boolean options {FALSE|TRUE} Value (after reading options)


auto-rehash TRUE
character-sets-dir (No default value)
column-type-info FALSE
comments FALSE
compress FALSE
debug-check FALSE
debug-info FALSE
database (No default value)
default-character-set latin1
delimiter ;
vertical FALSE
force FALSE
named-commands FALSE
ignore-spaces FALSE
local-infile FALSE
no-beep FALSE
host mysql.angelscomputer.info
html FALSE
xml FALSE
line-numbers TRUE
unbuffered FALSE
column-names TRUE
sigint-ignore FALSE
port 3306
prompt mysql>
quick FALSE
raw FALSE
reconnect FALSE
socket /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock
ssl FALSE
ssl-ca (No default value)
ssl-capath (No default value)
ssl-cert (No default value)
ssl-cipher (No default value)
ssl-key (No default value)
ssl-verify-server-cert FALSE
table FALSE
user msangeld_angel
safe-updates FALSE
i-am-a-dummy FALSE
connect_timeout 0
max_allowed_packet 16777216
net_buffer_length 16384
select_limit 1000
max_join_size 1000000
secure-auth FALSE
show-warnings FALSE[/code]

and doesn’t import anything. What am I doing wrong?
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Well right after posting this I discovered the sync feature in phpmyadmin and was able to grab my database from my old host that way.


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An admin should probably edit some of the user-specific information out if they see this.