MySQL import error

Hi all,

Last night I used a MySQL Dump on several databases, and am now attempting to reimport them into a new installation of MySQL in my MacBook using the command:

mysql -u root -p danielgroves < MySQLBackups/danielgroves.sql.gzip

On doing this it prompts me for my password, which I enter and then gives me the following error:

ERROR at line 1: Unknown command '\\$'.

Has anyone got any tips on what I should try in order to fix this?

Thanks in advance,