How can we drop an existing database by using mysqladmin?

We would need special privileges to create or to delete a MySQL database. Following is the syntax of dropping a database using mysqladmin binary −


[root@host]# mysqladmin -u root -p drop db_name
Enter password:******

Here, db_name is the name of the database we want to delete.


Following is an example to delete a database named TUTORIALS −

[root@host]# mysqladmin -u root -p drop TUTORIALS
Enter password:******

The above statement will give you a warning and it will confirm if you really want to delete this database or not.

Dropping the database is potentially a very bad thing to do.
Any data stored in the database will be destroyed.

Do you really want to drop the 'TUTORIALS' database [y/N] y
Database "TUTORIALS" dropped

Updated on: 20-Jun-2020


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