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Top Forums Shell Programming and Scripting Help needed to format mysql output Post 302395851 by muay_tb on Wednesday 17th of February 2010 06:27:53 AM
Old 02-17-2010
Question Help needed to format mysql output

Hi all,

Does anyone know how to format the output from mysql from within a shell script?


RESULT=`mysql command`

echo ${RESULT}

the ${RESULT} only displays the output on one line instead of how mysql would display it as columns etc
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