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       myisam_ftdump - display full-text index information


       myisam_ftdump [options] tbl_name index_num


       myisam_ftdump displays information about FULLTEXT indexes in MyISAM tables. It reads the
       MyISAM index file directly, so it must be run on the server host where the table is
       located. Before using myisam_ftdump, be sure to issue a FLUSH TABLES statement first if
       the server is running.

       myisam_ftdump scans and dumps the entire index, which is not particularly fast. On the
       other hand, the distribution of words changes infrequently, so it need not be run often.

       Invoke myisam_ftdump like this:

           shell> myisam_ftdump [options] tbl_name index_num

       The tbl_name argument should be the name of a MyISAM table. You can also specify a table
       by naming its index file (the file with the .MYI suffix). If you do not invoke
       myisam_ftdump in the directory where the table files are located, the table or index file
       name must be preceded by the path name to the table´s database directory. Index numbers
       begin with 0.

       Example: Suppose that the test database contains a table named mytexttablel that has the
       following definition:

           CREATE TABLE mytexttable
             id   INT NOT NULL,
             txt  TEXT NOT NULL,
             PRIMARY KEY (id),
             FULLTEXT (txt)

       The index on id is index 0 and the FULLTEXT index on txt is index 1. If your working
       directory is the test database directory, invoke myisam_ftdump as follows:

           shell> myisam_ftdump mytexttable 1

       If the path name to the test database directory is /usr/local/mysql/data/test, you can
       also specify the table name argument using that path name. This is useful if you do not
       invoke myisam_ftdump in the database directory:

           shell> myisam_ftdump /usr/local/mysql/data/test/mytexttable 1

       You can use myisam_ftdump to generate a list of index entries in order of frequency of
       occurrence like this:

           shell> myisam_ftdump -c mytexttable 1 | sort -r

       myisam_ftdump supports the following options:

       ·   --help, -h -?

           Display a help message and exit.

       ·   --count, -c

           Calculate per-word statistics (counts and global weights).

       ·   --dump, -d

           Dump the index, including data offsets and word weights.

       ·   --length, -l

           Report the length distribution.

       ·   --stats, -s

           Report global index statistics. This is the default operation if no other operation is

       ·   --verbose, -v

           Verbose mode. Print more output about what the program does.


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