On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 2:02 PM, Mariateresa L
> Hello everyone,
> I'm building a small newspaper informations aggregator around postgresql
> 8.3 and Ubuntu 9.10.
> Starting from a previous experience on Oracle DB, I've built and tested
> a bunch of functions, triggers, SQL scripts etc... that work flawlessly
> (almost !) when I submit them by hand in psql; now I want to pack
> everything in a nice shell script, with proper error control, automated
> file shuffling, predefined queries in text files and so on, but I
> cannot convince psql that the SQL commands (select, insert or copy...)
> it has to handle come from a file.
> I can submit ("\i filename" or "psql --file filename") files that
> contains commands, eg starting with "\" but psql does not understand the
> same sintax if tne file contains a simple "SELECT * FROM tablex".
> Am I uber-newbie or is this a known limitation of psql ? And, in this
> case, there is something to overcome this limit and afford my non-techie
> user to launch a simple command to print her data or to bulk update tables ?
> P.S. Initially I discarded the use of procedural languages (C or ...)
> for a quick and simpler solution !
This works fine for me. Specifically what isn't working for you? I
see no errors, or even the commands that you're issuing that are
L. Friedman netllama(at)gmail(dot)com
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