There are many GUI applications to deal with databases and with MySQL in particular. But for die hard command line enthusiasts, who grew up with Linux, the shell prompt is still prince. You would be surprised at the vast amount of operations that you can do from the command line, and then many would surely marvel at the amount of work that a Perl one-liner can do.
By combining shell and Perl, you get the kind of power that all DBAs dream, but few achieve.
Running commands on several databases at once, filtering users, getting detailed metadata, transferring data from the operating system to a database and the other way around, creating scripts from database data, creating SQL
commands from database data. That, and more, you can learn by attending this session. Learn the art of the command line as a shortcut to quick and efficient administration, and as help for demanding developers.