Postgresql - How to execute SQL commands from a file

With Postgresql (or Postgres, as I call it) you can execute commands from a file like this:

\i your_file_name_here

I just did that to run a subset of the restore commands from a backup file that I created, and it worked just fine. In my case I put the file in my current working directory, but I'll guess that you can also supply a path to the file and it will work from there as well.


Add new comment

Anonymous format

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul type> <ol start type> <li> <pre>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.