The instructions I linked in my comment may not make sense to a new Linux user. To explain:
shell> tar -xjf $HOME/Downloads/employees_db-full-1.0.6.tar.bz2
shell> cd employees_db/
are two command-line instructions to be issued in a Terminal shell to 1) unpack the .tar archive, and 2) change the shell working directory to that of the extracted archive contents. The
shell> notation is only an indicator for whatever Terminal shell is being used. You'll see
user@host:~$ for example when you open a Terminal session.
The instructions presume that you downloaded the archive to your user Downloads directory, as it references to
$HOME/Downloads. If you've placed the archive in a different location, you will need to direct the first command to that location.
You would only need to edit the
employees.sql file if your MySQL installation if not using the InnoDB storage engine, which is the default for standard installations of MySQL.
The last command -
shell> mysql -t < employees.sql - tells the
mysql process to import the data in the
employees.sql file, creating a new database with the information the .sql file contains.