mysql_find_rows(1) — Linux manual page


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NAME         top

       mariadb-find-rows - extract SQL statements from files
       (mysql_find_rows is now a symlink to mariadb-find-rows)

SYNOPSIS         top

       mysql_find_rows [options] [file_name ...]

DESCRIPTION         top

       mysql_find_rows reads files containing SQL statements and
       extracts statements that match a given regular expression or that
       contain USE db_name or SET statements. The utility was written
       for use with update log files (as used prior to MySQL 5.0) and as
       such expects statements to be terminated with semicolon (;)
       characters. It may be useful with other files that contain SQL
       statements as long as statements are terminated with semicolons.

       Invoke mysql_find_rows like this:

           shell> mysql_find_rows [options] [file_name ...]

       Each file_name argument should be the name of file containing SQL
       statements. If no file names are given, mysql_find_rows reads the
       standard input.


           mysql_find_rows --regexp=problem_table --rows=20 < update.log
           mysql_find_rows --regexp=problem_table  update-log.1 update-log.2

       mysql_find_rows supports the following options:

       •   --help, --Information

           Display a help message and exit.

       •   --regexp=pattern

           Display queries that match the pattern.

       •   --rows=N

           Quit after displaying N queries.

       •   --skip-use-db

           Do not include USE db_name statements in the output.

       •   --start_row=N

           Start output from this row.

COPYRIGHT         top

       Copyright 2007-2008 MySQL AB, 2008-2010 Sun Microsystems, Inc.,
       2010-2020 MariaDB Foundation

       This documentation is free software; you can redistribute it
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       See the GNU General Public License for more details.

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       Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA
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SEE ALSO         top

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AUTHOR         top

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