PostgreSQL - psql Notes

Logging Output

The psql -L and -o options don’t show timings. Just pipe to tee!

psql -aX -f test.sql 2>&1 | tee -a test.log

The -a will force echo all output, the -X will ignore any .psqlrc settings (which is preferred when running scripts).

Or if you want to have dynamic SQL in a bash script, for example:

psql -aX -d btfprod <<EOSQL 2>&1 | tee -a test.log
        SELECT now();