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 removes /*! directives */, unquotes names quoted with backticks, quote non-lowercase names with double quotes, unescapes strings and escapes them to a different quoting style, and splits extended INSERTs into a series of plain INSERTs separated by newlines. Everything else is passed 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