extracting single database from a [large] mysqldump

extracting the whole database:

sed -n '/^-- Current Database: `databaseName`/,/^-- Current Database: `/p' /path/to/the/fill/dump.sql  > output.sql

single table:

sed -n '/^CREATE TABLE `tableName`/,/^\-\- Table structure for table /p' /path/to/the/fill/dump.sql  > output.sql

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