Re: psql -F <TAB>

From: T E Schmitz <mailreg(at)numerixtechnology(dot)de>
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Subject: Re: psql -F <TAB>
Date: 2006-11-16 12:09:34
Message-ID: 455C54FE.5090902@numerixtechnology.de
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Alvaro Herrera wrote:
> T E Schmitz wrote:
>
>>I have written a shell script to export data:
>>
>>psql -A -t -U $DBUSER -d $DB -c "$QUERY" -F ' '
>>
>>Currently, I am using spaces as field separator but what I really want
>>is tabs.
>>
>>How can I specify a TAB character with the -F option?
>
>
> This is really a shell question. On those I know, you'd type ^V <tab>.

True.
Ctrl-V <tab> works fine on the command-line.

> (Maybe it would work to use '\t' as well, not sure if psql interprets
> that.)

Unfortunately, it doesn't. As far as I know -F literally wants a <tab.
character and how I get it in really is a shell question.

Sorry for having gone off-topic. I was just hoping something like \t
could be passed, too.

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Regards,

Tarlika Elisabeth Schmitz

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