What's the easiest way to do this from my bash prompt?
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~ Asked on 2012-01-13 21:11:40
mongo <dbname> --eval "db.dropDatabase()"
More info on scripting the shell from the command line here: https://docs.mongodb.com/manual/tutorial/write-scripts-for-the-mongo-shell/#scripting
~ Answered on 2012-01-13 21:19:12
The best way to do it is from the mongodb console:
> use mydb; > db.dropDatabase();
Alternatively, you can stop
mongod and delete the data files from your data directory, then restart.
Hint: you can also move the data files to a subfolder, and delete them if you're sure you no longer need them.
~ Answered on 2012-01-13 21:15:24