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PSQL and -R (record separator)

PSQL and -R (record separator)

PSQL and -R (record separator)

my understanding is that when outputting a select statment to file, the default record separator is a newline character (LF).  i need to change this to CR/LF.  i see documentation about the -R option when running a query from PSQL, but i can't find any documentation on what valid values are for the -R option.  anyone know how to specify CR/LF for the record separator?

for example, i have something like...


psql -h localhost -p 5555 -U puser -d pdatabase -o c:\tabledump.txt -A -t -c "select * from ptable"

i want to add the -R option to specify CR/LF for record separator.



RE: PSQL and -R (record separator)


On Linux/Unix using bash :

CODE --> Bash

psql -h localhost -p 5555 -U puser -d pdatabase -o c:\tabledump.txt -A -t -R $'\r\n' -c "select * from ptable"
If nobody else knows the answer, then ask in a Windows forum for '\r\n''s alternative.


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