In case you use a linux or unix system, to strip off the comments in linux
bash is very easy, you can use this simple bash command:
grep -v "^/\*" yourdumpfile.sql > yourdumpfilewithoutcomments.sql
this will create a new dump without comments.
2011/3/30 Shawn Green (MySQL) <shawn.l.green@stripped>
> On 3/29/2011 19:09, John G. Heim wrote:
>> I would like to use mysqldump to get a copy of the code for a stored
>> procedure in a format that is similar to the code I used to create it.
>> The problem is that I'm blind and I have to listen to the code to debug
>> it. I think I have a file containing the code that I used to create the
>> stored procedure but I want to make absolutely sure.
>> This is what I've tried:
>> mysqldump --p --routines --no-create-info --no-data --no-create-db
>> --skip-opt --skip-comments --compatible=ansi --result=routines.sql
>> My problem is that generates a file with a lot of lines I don't
>> understand. for example:
>> /*!50003 CREATE*/ /*!50020 DEFINER=`root`@`localhost`*/ /*!50003
>> PROCEDURE `TIMETABLE_SYNC`()
>> That appears to be the line to create the stored procedure
>> 'timetable_sync'. But what's with all the other stuff on that line? Can
>> i get rid of it?
> As Claudio mentioned, those are version-sensitive comments. In order for a
> MySQL server to not ignore the comment, it must be a version equal to or
> greater than the value tagged in the comment.
> For example, stored procedures did not exist before version 5.0.3 . So all
> of the stored procedure will be enclosed with comments that look like
> /*!50003 */
> We enhanced the security of the stored procedures themselves by adding the
> DEFINER= option to the definition. We did this in version 5.0.20. That is
> why that part of the stored procedure was dumped using the comment tags
> /*!50020 */
> Unfortunately, I have no way at this time to separate the version-specific
> comments from the rest of the dump. Perhaps someone better than I at using
> grep, sed, or awk could produce a script to strip those comments and share
> with the list?
> Shawn Green
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