I know how one can execute MySQL queries / commands from bash:
mysql -u[user] -p[pass] -e "[mysql commands]"
mysql -u[user] -p[pass] `<<`QUERY_INPUT [mysql commands] QUERY_INPUT
How can I capture how many rows were affected by the query?
I tried doing:
variable='`mysql -u[user] -p[pass] -e "[mysql commands]"`'
It does execute the command but it does not return the number of affected rows.
as the last statement in your batch and parse the output
I might have answered myself the question, been looking at the parameters, and aparently using “-v -v -v” as parameters to the mysql command forces it to be more verbose and it spits out how many rows where affected.
Not an answer, but useful addition, you also could try the other MySQL information functions ( which include ROW_COUNT() ) to give you specific information you require.
See MySQL reference here