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How can I select only the number result from show global status like 'Com_insert' ?

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If you are using MySQL 5.1+, you can get the number alone in MySQL client

mysql> select VARIABLE_VALUE from information_schema.global_status
    -> where VARIABLE_NAME = 'Com_insert';
| 479512448      |
1 row in set (0.00 sec)


No matter what version of MySQL 5.x, you can also get the number in the OS:

[root@*** ~]# mysql -root -p -ANe"show global status like 'Com_insert'" | awk '{print $2}'
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