MySQL: Commands Cheat Sheet

To login (from unix shell) use -h only if needed.

[mysql dir]/bin/mysql -h hostname -u root -p

Create a database on the sql server.

create database [databasename];

List all databases on the sql server.

show databases;

Switch to a database.

use [db name];

To see all the tables in the db.

show tables;

To see database’s field formats.

describe [table name];

To delete a db.

drop database [database name];

To delete a table.

drop table [table name];

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