Some Postgres Shortcuts
pg_dump <database_name> -s -O -h <host> -U <username> -W -f <path_to_target_file> -n <schema_name> -n <schema_name>
- -s Schema only, please. No data
- -O (that’s an O as in “Oh”): don’t script ownership of objects
- -h the host. If you’re on the box with the database, then localhost usually works
- -U the username that you want to connect to the database with
- -W prompt me for a password. If you don’t want this, then you will need to set the PG_PASS environment variable
- -n schema name. Postgres has the concept of schemas. Think of them as namespaces. You can pass a list with multiple -n or leave it blank and get all of them
The -h, -U and -W work with psql as well
within psql, \e will open your editor of choice. I usually use vim. It creates a file in
where pid is the process ID of psql. You edit your sql in that file. When you :wq to write and quit vim, psql will use that file as it’s command. So if you want it to execute, then make sure it ends with a semicolon; or it won’t run.
More to come. These are ones I’ve used today.