drop table like 'jos%';
is not working. You would think this would be easy but I can't find any referance to dropping several tables at once.
likely because there isn't any
you could generate the DROP statements by running a query agains the INFORMATION_SCHEMA
i notice you did not post in the mysql forum -- what database system are you using?
I'm using mySQL 5.1.34 GPL
I actually found the following:
DROP table where table like 'jos_%';
which worked sortof - it seemed to freeze the database and I had to go out and go back in but - it worked -those tables were gone.