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PostgreSQL is the world’s most advanced open source
database. It runs on numerous platforms: Linux, Unix,
Windows, Mac OSX. It is simple to install, fast, sports
enterprise features such as advanced spatial support via
PostGIS, windowing functions, and table partitioning. It
supports almost all SQL-92, SQL:1999, SQL:2003 and many
SQL:2006 and SQL:2008 standards. In addition to its enterprise
features, it has the added benefit of supporting numerous
languages for authoring stored functions and an extensible
procedural language architecture to introduce new languages.
Targeted at novices and professionals alike, this Refcard will
help you quickly navigate some of PostgreSQL’s most popular
features as well as its hidden gems. It will cover topics such
as configuration, administration, backup, language support,
and advanced SQL features. Items marked with [8.4] were
introduced in PostgreSQL 8.4.
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All these can be edited with a text editor. They can
be edited via PgAdmin III if contrib/adminpack.sql is
installed in master postgres db.
PostgreSQL uses three configuration files to control overall
operations. You can find these files in the initialized data
cluster (the folder specified during the initialization process
using initdb -d).
Controls the listening port, IP, and default query planner settings,
memory settings, path settings, an