I'd like to execute a mysql script where user is asked to enter the password dynamically from the command line. If possible with a message Enter your $root password However it doesn't work as expected so far I have


moreover when the db is created how to logout from mysql and go back to bash commands?

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echo "CREATE DATABASE IF NOT EXISTS Test" | mysql -u root -p

It will prompt for the password, execute the command, and return to the shell.

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