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In a bash shell, I knew about the way to produce the output of a query into a tab delimited file by simply running:

mysql -uUSER -pPASSW < fileWithSQLquery.sql > fileToSave.tab

Now in this case what I needed was a CSV file, for which I piped it to sed reeplacing tabs by commas doing:

mysql -uUSER -pPASSW < fileWithSQLquery.sql | sed -e ‘s#\t#, #g’ > fileToSave.csv
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