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Re: Scripting postgres commands

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Ferry, Craig" <crferry(at)wescodist(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Scripting postgres commands
Date: 2007-12-19 17:04:10
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"Ferry, Craig" <crferry(at)wescodist(dot)com> writes:
> I can run the following command from a command prompt with no problem on my database.
> /usr/bin/vacuumdb --verbose --analyze --all -U postgres

> But if I try to execute it via a bash shell script, I receive the following error.   The role does exist in the database.

> does not existnot connect to database postgres: FATAL:  role "postgres

> I am new to postgresql so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Given the curious formatting of the complaint, it looks like what the
database is actually seeing as the requested username is "postgres\r"
(ie, there's a carriage return or perhaps a newline character tacked
onto the name).  Better check your quoting in the shell script.

			regards, tom lane

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