Re: proposal \gcsv

From: Erik Rijkers <er(at)xs4all(dot)nl>
To: Daniel Verite <daniel(at)manitou-mail(dot)org>
Cc: Pavel Stehule <pavel(dot)stehule(at)gmail(dot)com>, Vik Fearing <vik(at)postgresfriends(dot)org>, PostgreSQL Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: proposal \gcsv
Date: 2020-03-28 14:39:02
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On 2020-03-28 15:06, Daniel Verite wrote:
> Erik Rijkers wrote:
>> 2. let the psql command-line option '--csv' honour the value given by
>> psql -F/--field-separator (it does not do so now)
>> or
>> 3. add an psql -commandline option:
>> --csv-field-separator
> Setting the field separator on the command line is already supported
> through this kind of invocation:
> psql --csv -P csv_fieldsep=$'\t'
> bash expands $'\t' to a tab character. Other shells might need
> different tricks.

Ah yes, that works. I had not seen that psql -P option. Thanks!

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