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Quick ? - terminal display for "select" results

From: Ben Riddell <ben(at)thewhitebear(dot)com>
To: sfpug(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Quick ? - terminal display for "select" results
Date: 2005-03-08 18:36:55
Message-ID: 6.1.2.0.2.20050308102354.028613c0@mail.thewhitebear.com (view raw or flat)
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Hiya,

Still finding my way around PostgreSQL (and command line interfaces in 
general), and had a quick question.

MySQL has an optional command ending of \G that returns results vertically 
formatted -

mysql> select * from users limit 2 \G
*************************** 1. row ***************************
     name: [xxx]
  contact: [xxx]
    login: [xxx]
password: [xxx]
  user_id: 1
*************************** 2. row ***************************
     name: [xxx]
  contact: [xxx]
    login: [xxx]
password: [xxx]
  user_id: 2

Don't wanna spend much time with the fancy-pants formatting (that's what my 
web interface is for). I just need the occasional quick set of results from 
the command line.

Does pgsql have a parallel option?

Thanks!

-Ben Riddell


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