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psql query output

psql query output

psql query output


When I am using psql on a new postgres server, sometimes the results are displayed in a new screen, almost like the result of a MAN command.

I find this very annoying, but I don't know how I set it to always just print query results normally.

Thanks for any help !

RE: psql query output


I think you mean, the results are displayed in a pager. ( Now you know the keyword to search in the documentation. )

To disable the use of pager you can either :
  • type \pset pager off to the psql prompt or insert this command in a separate line of the ~/.psqlrc file
  • start psql with -P pager=off parameter


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