# How the MySQL command that you are in the process of entering can be canceled?

Suppose if we do not want to execute a command that we are entering, then we can use a clear \c option which clears the current input. For example, the use of \c option can be done as follows −

mysql> Select *
-> from\c

In the example above, when we use \c in a statement, MySQL clears the current input and returns back to the MySQL prompt for accepting other statements.