alias QUERY='psql -h $MYDBHOST -p 5432 -d $MYDB -U $MYLOGIN --no-align'

lazy SQL QUERYING

alias for psql command line; works similar for Oracles sqlplus commandline interface. if you do not provide stdin you will end up in the db shell.
Sample Output
$ QUERY <<SQL
> SELECT count(*) 
> FROM Resource r;
> SQL
count
78588
(1 row)
$ 

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By: cp
2011-04-08 12:44:33

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  • This is regarding the command 8263 using an alias to fill in command line options for psql. You can actually just type 'psql'. In order for that to work, you want to set environment variables PGDATABASE, PGHOST, PGUSER, and (except you're using the default) PGPORT. Also, you can add a line "host:port:dbname:user:password" (asterisk ok in some columns) to your ~/.pgpass file. Finally, if you don't like the aligned columns, you can add the line "\pset format unaligned" to your ~/.psqlrc file.


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    splante · 2011-04-08 18:35:20 0

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