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Drop all tables from database in MySQL

SET FOREIGN_KEY_CHECKS = 0; 
SET @tables = NULL;


SELECT GROUP_CONCAT(table_schema, '.', table_name) INTO @tables
  FROM information_schema.tables 
  WHERE table_schema = 'database_name'; -- specify DB name here.

SET @tables = CONCAT('DROP TABLE ', @tables);
PREPARE stmt FROM @tables;
EXECUTE stmt;
DEALLOCATE PREPARE stmt;
SET FOREIGN_KEY_CHECKS = 1; 



source:  http://stackoverflow.com/questions/12403662/how-to-drop-all-mysql-tables-from-the-command-line