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    Drop all tables with some prefix

    What would be the corresponding SQL for:
    Code:
    DROP TABLES LIKE 'test_%';
    I just want to delete all the tables that have 'test_' as a prefix.
    The current one does not work. It is a sample only to let you know what I wanted.
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    run this --
    Code:
    SELECT CONCAT('DROP TABLE ',table_name,';')
      FROM information_schema.tables
     WHERE table_name LIKE 'm%'
    copy/paste the output and run that
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