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