In the last episode (Mar 28), brian said:
> Ver 14.14 Distrib 5.1.49, for debian-linux-gnu (x86_64) using readline 6.1
> Logged in as root, SHOW DATABASES displays a DB name that is inaccessible.
> I haven't done anything with this DB for ~5 years. I was recently asked
> to do some work on the project and was actually surprised that I
> (supposedly) still had it. When I moved from fedora to ubuntu I did copy
> over some DBs although I can't remember if I'd specifically copied this
> one over.
> When I noticed it was still there I tried to access it:
> mysql mysql > \u db_enzyme;
> ERROR 1049 (42000): Unknown database 'db_enzyme;'
I think you want "\u db_enzyme" here, without a semicolon. \u isn't an SQL
command so it isn't terminated by a semicolon. That why the error message
included it in the database name. The long version of that comand (use)
will strip a trailing semicolon automatically:
mysql> use test;
mysql> use test
mysql> \u test;
ERROR 1049 (42000): Unknown database 'test;'
mysql> \u test
From the docs:
mysql sends each SQL statement that you issue to the server to be
executed. There is also a set of commands that mysql itself
interprets. For a list of these commands, type help or \h at the
Each command has both a long and short form. The long form is not
case sensitive; the short form is. The long form can be followed by
an optional semicolon terminator, but the short form should not.