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LLE10222 : Howto use \i command in psql for postgres running on windows?


You want to use \i to read a file and execute all the commands in it but you get an invalid argument error




Windows and linux use a different syntax for file locations. The backslash is the main problem. To execute a script, you should double all your backslashes, this can be used to run scripts from an UNC path to.


postgres=# \i y:\server\script.sql
y:: Invalid argument

If you use the following

postgres=# \i 'y:\\server\\script.sql'

Your script will, if the syntax is correct, work.


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