Thanks for your reply. I did what you said and it did ask me to enter password Enter password. When I entered the password, it didn’t show asterisks and everything was blank. So I entered my password and I got the prompt [username@abc-xyz web_app]$ again.
Secondly, I can successfully get the mysql prompt using the following command [username@abc-xyz web_app]$ mysql -u root -pmypassword. So password seems to be working here.
The problem I am having here is trying to figure out how to import the sql file into the database testdb