It seems the psql \copy command doesn't work properly when dealing
with certain non-ascii characters (which ones I don't know). At any rate
I took some binary data and escaped it like so with perl.
In other words I escaped escape characters, newlines and tabs.
I made a table like this
CREATE TABLE "testtable" (
"somenumber" integer DEFAULT '0' NOT NULL,
"sometext" text DEFAULT '' NOT NULL
I made my input file by printing out a asciified number, a tab,
the text above and a newline. This is the attached file.
In the event attached files get stripped by the mailing list it
is also at http://www.aracnet.com/~paulb/sample-data
When I do
copy testtable from '/home/paulb/sample-data';
it works fine.
When I do
\copy testtable from '/home/paulb/sample-data'
I get ERROR: copy: line 2, pg_atoi: error in "(binary gobbledygook)
Description: application/octet-stream (155 bytes)
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