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I want to remove all create table statements from a mysql script, but the statement runs over multiple lines.

Like this: Create table ......NEWLINE... NEWLINE... NEWLINE....;

So I tried this statement, but nothing happens:

sed -i 's/CREATE TABLE(.*\n)*.*;`//' *.sql

Seq only reads one line at a time? How can I fix this?

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Will delete all lines between the lines containing CREATE TABLE and ;

sed -i '/CREATE TABLE/,/;/d' copy/dump.sql
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