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# 8  
one FIX:

$TABLE_NAME should actually be the database name.



add

Code:
#!/bin/bash

to the begining of the script and make it executable and you can run it like a binary. It doesnt need to be .sh
# 9  
i just add the info to the file

named it truncate, chmod 755

then when i run the file via shell to test it

./truncate

i keeps on popping up all the mysql help file, it doesn't seem to be truncating the table i require

heres the scripts i'm using

Code:
#!/bin/bash

TABLE_NAME=u49943484_mydb
USER_NAME=username
IP_ADDR=localhost
PASSWORD=password
somevar=`echo "TRUNCATE TABLE userips" | mysql -h $IP_ADDR -u $USER_NAME -p $PASSWORD $TABLE_NAME `
echo $somevar

any ideas

runing centos 5
plesk 8.3
phpmyadmin
# 10  
DONT put space after -p and password

... -p$PASSWORD...
 

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