PLSQL Cheat Sheet

General
\copyright show PostgreSQL usage and distribution terms
\g [FILE] or ; execute query (and send results to file or |pipe)
\h [NAME] help on syntax of SQL commands, * for all commands
\q quit psql
Query Buffer
\e [FILE] edit the query buffer (or file) with external editor
\ef [FUNCNAME] edit function definition with external editor
\p show the contents of the query buffer
\r reset (clear) the query buffer
\s [FILE] display history or save it to file
\w FILE write query buffer to file
Input/Output
\copy ... perform SQL COPY with data stream to the client host
\echo [STRING] write string to standard output
\i FILE execute commands from file
\o [FILE] send all query results to file or |pipe
\qecho [STRING] write string to query output stream (see \o) Informational  (options: S = show system objects, + = additional detail)
\d[S+] list tables, views, and sequences
\d[S+] NAME describe table, view, sequence, or index
\da[S] [PATTERN] list aggregates
\db[+] [PATTERN] list tablespaces
\dc[S] [PATTERN] list conversions
\dC [PATTERN] list casts
\dd[S] [PATTERN] show comments on objects
\ddp [PATTERN] list default privileges
\dD[S] [PATTERN] list domains
\des[+] [PATTERN] list foreign servers
\deu[+] [PATTERN] list user mappings
\dew[+] [PATTERN] list foreign-data wrappers
\df[antw][S+] [PATRN] list [only agg/normal/trigger/window] functions
\dF[+] [PATTERN] list text search configurations
\dFd[+] [PATTERN] list text search dictionaries
\dFp[+] [PATTERN] list text search parsers
\dg[+] [PATTERN] list roles (groups)
\dFt[+] [PATTERN] list text search templates
\di[S+] [PATTERN] list indexes
\dl list large objects, same as \lo_list
\do[S] [PATTERN] list operators
\dp [PATTERN] list table, view, and sequence access privileges
\dr[S+] [PATTERN] list foreign tables
\drds [PATRN1 [PATRN2]] list per-database role settings
\ds[S+] [PATTERN] list sequences
\dt[S+] [PATTERN] list tables
\dT[S+] [PATTERN] list data types
\du[+] [PATTERN] list roles (users)
\dv[S+] [PATTERN] list views
\dx [PATTERN] list external tables
\l[+] list all databases
\z [PATTERN] same as \dp
Formatting
\a toggle between unaligned and aligned output mode
\C [STRING] set table title, or unset if none
\f [STRING] show or set field separator for unaligned query output
\H toggle HTML output mode
\pset NAME [VALUE] set table output option (NAME := {format | border | expanded | fieldsep | footer | null | numericlocale | recordsep | tuples_only | title | tableattr | pager})
\t [on|off] show only rows 
\T [STRING] set HTML <table> tag attributes, or unset if none
\x [on|off] toggle expanded output
Connection
\c[onnect] [DBNAME|- 
USER|- HOST|- PORT|-]
connect to new database
\encoding [ENCODING] show or set client encoding
\password [USERNAME] securely change the password for a user
\conninfo display information about current connection
Operating System
\cd [DIR] change the current working directory
\timing [on|off] toggle timing of commands
\! [COMMAND] execute command in shell or start interactive shell Variables
\prompt [TEXT] NAME prompt user to set internal variable
\set [NAME [VALUE]] set internal variable, or list all if no parameters
\unset NAME unset (delete) internal variable
Large Objects
\lo_export LOBOID FILE
\lo_import FILE [COMMENT]
\lo_list
\lo_unlink LOBOID large object operations
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