On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 1:21 PM, John Payne <jcpayne(at)uw(dot)edu> wrote:
> Thank you both very much for your help; that was the problem. Stupid of me
> (the answer came to me in the shower this morning as well). If anyone out
> there in the developer community is listening, may I respectfully suggest
> that PSQL’s behavior --- to return nothing when Enter is hit – is
> pathological. It would be so simple to return a message like ”Waiting for
> the end of the statement…” and it would save novices like me a lot of very
> unhappy hours.
You're more ambitious than I was. When I started using PostgreSQL I
found psql intimidating so I used pgAdmin3 whenever possible.
pgAdmin3 is excellent and in my opinion much more friendly to us
novices than psql. Good luck.
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