delete all tables with a prefix

want to delete all the tables that start (prefix) '17_'

there are 20 tables

I do not want to copy paste all the names
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
you can generate the script easily:
select concat('DROP TABLE ', TABLE_NAME, ';')
  from INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES
  where TABLE_NAME LIKE '17__%' 

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and copy/paste the output to mysql to execute that.
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/tables-table.html
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rgb192Author Commented:
At first I did not understand, and then I realized that it was a 2 part process and I pasted and ran.

Thanks
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