Export MySQL tables that begin with a string

sudo mysql -sNe 'show tables like "PREFIX_%"' DBNAME | xargs sudo mysqldump DBNAME > /tmp/dump.sql

By: shadyvb
2015-05-05 23:40:15

What Others Think

I immediately thought you could tidy up the command by using mysql --execute: but irritatingly, that form prints out borders, so you need --silent too. sudo mysql --silent --skip-column-names DBNAME --execute 'show tables like "PREFIX_%";' | xargs sudo mysqldump DBNAME > /tmp/dump.sql which in compact form looks like: sudo mysql -sNe 'show tables like "PREFIX_%"' DBNAME | xargs sudo mysqldump DBNAME > /tmp/dump.sql
flatcap · 255 weeks and 5 days ago
@flatcap Thanks for your notes!, I've updated the OP with your compact form.
shadyvb · 255 weeks and 5 days ago
flatcap · 255 weeks and 5 days ago

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