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Re: Getting Started

From: "Anthony E (dot) Greene" <agreene(at)pobox(dot)com>
To: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Getting Started
Date: 2001-02-09 04:50:17
Message-ID: 20010208235017.E953@cp5340 (view raw or flat)
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On Thu, 08 Feb 2001 15:19:16 Fred Schroeder wrote:
>I am having troubles getting started with a database, I have pgsql
>installed, 
>but can not seem to connect.
>I am running Linux Mandrake 7.2
>here is what I get from the command line:
>
>[fred(at)localhost fred]$ psql
>psql: FATAL 1:  Database "fred" does not exist in the system catalog.    

You can't create a database from within pgaccess. Create the database from
the command line:

bash$ su
bash# su postgres
bash$ createdb first
bash$ psql first
psql=> \i myscript.sql 

Assumes "myscript.sql" contains DROP TABLE, CREATE TABLE, CREATE INDEX, and
GRANT/REVOKE commands. The SQL script can contain multiline comments in C++
fashion:

/* This is a multiline comment.
   It ends with the closing asterisk
   and slash.
*/

or single line comments in SQL fashion:

-- This is a single line comment.
-- You can use several in a row, but
-- each one must begin with two dashes.


Both styles are acceptable to postgresql, and both are displayed as a
comments in my favorite editor, vim.

Tony
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