How to import a compressed mysql file .sql.gz using linux shell?

Login into your server using a shell program like putty.

Type in the following command on the command line

zcat DB_File_Name.sql.gz | mysql -u username -p Target_DB_Name


DB_File_Name.sql.gz = full path of the sql.gz file to be imported

username = your mysql username

Target_DB_Name = database name where you want to import the database

When you hit enter in the command line, it will prompt for password. Enter your MySQL password.

You are done!

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