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How can i finish this import in the current syntax

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windows Mysql 5 ;  http://www.cacti.net/downloads/docs/html/install_windows.html

mysql> CREATE DATABASE cacti;
mysql> mysql -u root -p cacti < c:\apache2\cacti\cacti.sql
ERROR:
Unknown command '\a'.
    -> ;
ERROR 1064 (42000): You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that
corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'acti.
sql' at line 1
mysql>
mysql> mysql -u root -p cacti <cacti.sql
    -> ;
ERROR 1064 (42000): You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that
corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'mysql
 -u root -p cacti <cacti.sql' at line 1
mysql>
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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you have to quit MySQL command line to run that command:
mysql> CREATE DATABASE cacti;
mysql> exit;
os> mysql -u root -p cacti < c:\apache2\cacti\cacti.sql

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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 125 total points
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alternative: use the SOURCE command:

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/batch-commands.html

mysql> CREATE DATABASE cacti;
mysql> source -u root -p cacti < c:\apache2\cacti\cacti.sql
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