This is mysql2sql, a mysql to sql converter. It is primary intended to convert mysqldump (especially with extended INSERT syntax) to standard SQL to load at least to PostgreSQL or SQLite.

The program is in the early stage of development and currently cannot do much. It removes /*! directives */, unescapes strings and escapes them to a different quoting style, and passes everything else unmodified.

Command line



mysql2sql [-e encoding] [-E output_encoding] [-m/-p/-s] [infile] [[-o] outfile]


-e ENCODING, --encoding ENCODING
                       input/output encoding, default is utf-8
                       separate output encoding, default is the same as
                       `-e` except for console; for console output charset
                       from the current locale is used
-m, --mysql            MySQL/MariaDB quoting style
-p, --pg, --postgres   PostgreSQL quoting style
-s, --sqlite           Generic SQL/SQLite quoting style (default)
-P, --no-pbar          Inhibit progress bar
infile                 Input file, stdin if absent or '-'
-o, --outfile outfile  Output file, stdout if absent or '-'

Options -m/-p/-s change quoting style. -m sets MySQL quoting style; it’s added to use the program in the following scenario: convert MySQL dumps with extended INSERTs to SQL with plain INSERTS suitable to be fed back to MySQL. -p sets PostgreSQL quoting style; it’s like MySQL with additional E’‘-style quoting. -s sets generic SQL/SQLite quoting style; this is the default.

If stderr is connected to the console the program displays a text mode progress bar. Option -P/–no-pbar inhibits it.

Option -o is useful when infile is absent (input is redirected), for example:

mysql2sql -o outfile.sql < infile.sql
cat infile.sql | mysql2sql -o outfile.sql

But of course it simply can be:

mysql2sql - outfile.sql < infile.sql
cat infile.sql | mysql2sql - outfile.sql