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Command Line Parameters

There are a number of command line options that may be passed to the pgAdmin executable when starting it.

  • -h Display command line option help.
     
  • -s <server description> Auto connect to the specified server. <server description> is the description entered when you added the server to the treeview in pgAdmin, quoted if required. If multiple servers are registered with the same description, the first found will be auto-connected.
     
  • -S Open a Server Status window upon connection. If used together with the -s <server description> option, the server status window will automatically be connected to this server. If used alone, a dialog box will appear prompting for the connection information. This switch cannot be used together with the -Sc <connection string> option.
     
  • -Sc <connection string> Open a Server Status window upon connection. The server status window will automatically be connected to the server specified in the connection string. This option cannot be used together with the -S switch.
     
  • -q Open a Query Tool window upon connection. If used together with the -s <server description> option, the query tool will automatically be connected to this server. If used alone, a dialog box will appear prompting for the connection information. This switch cannot be used together with the -qc <connection string> option.
     
  • -qc <connection string> Open a Query Tool window upon connection. The query tool will automatically be connected to the server specified in the connection string. This option cannot be used together with the -q switch.
     
  • -f <SQL script> Automatically open the specified SQL script in the Query Tool. Only useful with -q or -qc.
     
  • -ch <hba file> Edit the specified pg_hba.conf config file.
     
  • -cm <config file> Edit the specified postgresql.conf config file.
     
  • -cp <pgpass file> Edit the specified .pgpass/pgpass.conf config file.
     
  • -c <dir> Edit the config files in specified cluster directory.
     
  • -t Start in dialogue translation test mode. This mode allows each dialogue to be viewed without running the application to assist with string translation.
     

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