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atherdon / cookbook.sql
Created August 31, 2016 18:41 — forked from greghelton/cookbook.sql
MySQL Database for Cookbook, Recipes, Ingredients
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-- start the server: $ mysqld --console
-- login: $ mysql -u root --password=wxyz
-- run the script: mysql> source /Users/javapro/dev/src/sql/Cookbook.sql
-- the script:
drop database if exists Cookbook;
create database Cookbook;
connect Cookbook;
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