Visit Our UNIX and Linux User Community

Deleting databases in MYSQL problem asking...

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Top Forums Web Development Deleting databases in MYSQL problem asking...
# 1  
Old 02-04-2010
Deleting databases in MYSQL problem asking...


I'm the new user of mysql. I facing one problem to delete one of the database in mysql. Hope can get all of your suggestion and advice.

mysql> show databases;
| Database                |
| information_schema      |
| mysql                   |
| test                    |
3 rows in set (0.00 sec)

mysql> show databases;
| Database                |
| information_schema      |
| mysql                   |
 2 rows in set (0.00 sec)

My purpose just would like to delete the "test" database. What command like or shell script I can create to archive my aims to delete the "test" database? Thanks a lot for any sharing and advice.
# 2  
Old 02-05-2010
From the MySQL Reference Manual, chapter 12, Section 1, Command 21
drop database test

Be advised that this is a DDL statement that cannot be undone, unless you have a backup.

Last edited by pludi; 02-05-2010 at 03:10 AM.. Reason: s/Handbook/Reference Manual/
# 3  
Old 02-05-2010
you may use the following in a script :-
mysql -u root -p<ur password> -e "drop database test"

# 4  
Old 02-05-2010
Thanks a lot, pludi.
Your code work perfectly and solve my problem Smilie
Thanks for your suggestion.

---------- Post updated at 01:56 AM ---------- Previous update was at 01:56 AM ----------

thanks for sharing Smilie
that is another way for me to solve my problem too ^^

Previous Thread | Next Thread
Test Your Knowledge in Computers #742
Difficulty: Medium
XL Fortran is the name of an open source Fortran compiler for IBM-supported environments, including Linux for big-endian distributions and AIX.
True or False?

10 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. Programming

MySQL Databases

Hello all again, How do you guys backup your MySQL databases? I have a few programs that have an default back up that make an .sql file which is great but I also use OpenX which runs on PHP and has a database. That does not have an auto-back-up feature so do I just download the... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: AimyThomas
2 Replies

2. Shell Programming and Scripting

Problem in deleting files

Hi Guys, In one of my folders i have 10000 log files starting with sqlfile..... Iam trying to delete the log files alone from the folder using for loop but i am getting an error ksh: /usr/bin/ls: 0403-027 The parameter list is too long. For loop i used for i in `ls sqlfile*`... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: mac4rfree
4 Replies

3. Shell Programming and Scripting

Problem with deleting

Hi, I have a folder A which contains files 1,2,3... I also have a file xyz under a diff folder B containg the entries 1,2,3... I am trying to compare and delete the nonexisting ones from xyz using the below code: QFILE=/B/xyz cd A ls -1 > /tmp/file1 for fname in `cat $QFILE` do if ... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: swasid
4 Replies

4. Web Development

deleting file created from mysql

Hi, I executed the query in mysql as "select * into outfile "/tmp/result.out" from table_x; which inturn wrote all the records in that table to file in /tmp directory.After this i tried to delete the file "/tmp/result.out", but can't able to do that. Is there any way to achieve... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: DILEEP410
2 Replies

5. UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users

problem with deleting a file

hi friends, i need to delete a file named "-vyxx-.0.sdct.txt" i'm unable to use "rm -vyxx-.0.sdct.txt" jus give me your suggesstions thanks in advance (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: rprajendran
5 Replies

6. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

problem while deleting a file

Hi , In a particular path the below mentioned three files has been created. -rw-r--r-- 1 edwprod edw 0 Jun 5 00:06 -f%*lock.clock -rw-r--r-- 1 edwprod edw 151 Jun 5 00:06 -f.log -rw-r--r-- 1 edwprod edw 4 Jun 5 00:06 -f%conn_err.out ... (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: anupam_jash
5 Replies

7. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

problem in deleting a file

Hello: I made this mistake on my tru64 machine, I renamed a file from: binary.errlog to binary.errlog(B3) now when im tryign to move or delete the file Im getting: # rm binary.errlog(B3) ksh: syntax error: `(' unexpected 4# mv binary.errlog(B3) log ksh: syntax error: `(' unexpected ... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: aladdin
3 Replies

8. Shell Programming and Scripting

Mysql problem

No help guys??? :( Hi guys, i've got a question here... my intention is to write a script that would access a mysql db and extract some info and paste it into a file... so the first move would be, to access the mysql interface right? hence... #! /usr/bin/ksh echo "Job Begin: " `date` ... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: 12yearold
1 Replies

9. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Problem while Deleting file

All, I am trying to delete a user created file from specified folder. This folder is using for my Team member (i.e, Public folder). For example, $ ls -l total 1336 -rw-rw-r-- 1 g_btha customer 2655 Dec 06 12:35 A_COL_1001 While deleting/moving this file I am getting the following... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: nvkuriseti
3 Replies

10. UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users

MySQL problem >> missing mysql.sock

MySQL on my server is down.... I figured out that the mysqld process isn't running. When I try to run it, it says it can't find mysql.sock Any suggestions? Here's what I can't do: can't be root don't have physical access (do stuff via SSH) reinstall MySQL (need to keep the current MySQL... (8 Replies)
Discussion started by: _hp_
8 Replies

Featured Tech Videos