This article describes how to connect to a PostgreSQL database from the command line using the psql program. You can use the psql program as a quick and easy way to access your databases directly. psql is a PostgreSQL interactive terminal that allows you to run PostgreSQL queries and examine the results. psql also has a number of meta-commands and shell-like capabilities that make building scripts and automating a range of activities easier. Please refer to this link to learn more about these commands.
To connect to PostgreSQL from the command line, follow these steps:
psql dbname username
After you access a PostgreSQL database, you can run SQL queries and more. Here are some common psql commands:
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