Mysql command line statement doesn't do anything
I'm trying to import a large sql dump (~250MB) and failed via mysql query manager so am trying via the CLI. When I am at the point where is says "mysql>" I type in the syntax (mysql -u <user> -p <dbname> < <sql path> - obviously I am tryping in the correct info) however the cursor just moves to the next line and outputs "->" without doing anything?
Nowhere I have read suggests this shouldn't just work. What reason would there be for the cli to just go to the next line and do nothing?