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Drop all tables from a database, without deleting it

Terminal - Drop all tables from a database, without deleting it
MYSQL="mysql -h HOST -u USERNAME -pPASSWORD -D DB_NAME" ; $MYSQL -BNe "show tables" | awk '{print "set foreign_key_checks=0; drop table `" $1 "`;"}' | $MYSQL unset MYSQL
2009-12-01 17:42:38
User: gadget00
Functions: awk unset
Drop all tables from a database, without deleting it


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Terminal - Alternatives
mysqldump -u $USER --password=$PASSWORD --add-drop-table --no-data "$DATABASE" | grep ^DROP | mysql -u $USER --password=$PASSWORD "$DATABASE"
2011-09-30 05:59:04
User: Masiosare
Functions: grep

Uses two comands, requieres mysqldump, but works as expected.

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Comment by haivu 312 weeks and 4 days ago


Comment by sputnick 312 weeks and 3 days ago

Sometimes you don't have create database permissions.

Comment by Masiosare 217 weeks and 2 days ago

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