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Displaying the Query Buffer

You can continue typing indefinitely, until you use a semicolon or backslash-g. Everything you type will be kept by psql until you are ready to send the query. If you use backslash-p (\p), you can even see everything that accumulated in the query buffer. In figure [*], three lines of text are accumulated and displayed by the user using backslash-p.

Figure: Backslash-p demo
\par ~~~~~~~21
\par (1~row)~\\

After display, we use backslash-g to execute the query and return the value 21. This comes in handy with long queries.

Bruce Momjian