bsqlodbc - batch SQL script processor using ODBC
bsqlodbc [-U username] [-P password] [-S server] [-D database]
[-i input_file] [-o output_file] [-e error_file]
[-t field_term] [-qv]
bsqlodbc is a utility program distributed with FreeTDS.
bsqlodbc is a non-interactive equivalent of the "isql" utility programs
distributed by Sybase and Microsoft. Like them, bsqlodbc uses the
command "go" on a line by itself as a separator between batches. The
last batch need not be followed by "go".
bsqlodbc makes use of the ODBC API provided by FreeTDS. This API is of
course also available to application developers.
Database server login name.
Database server password.
Database server to which to connect.
Database to use.
Name of script file, containing SQL.
Name of output file, holding result data.
Name of file for errors.
Specifies the field terminator. Default is two spaces (’ ’).
Recognized escape sequences are tab (’\t’), carriage return
(’\r’), newline (’\n’), and backslash (’\\’).
-h Print column headers with the data to the same file.
-q Do not print column metadata, return status, or rowcount.
-v Verbose mode, for more information about the ODBC interaction.
This also reports the result set metadata, including and return
code. All verbose data are written to standard error (or -e), so
as not to interfere with the data stream.
bsqlodbc is a filter; it reads from standard input, writes to standard
output, and writes errors to standard error. The -i, -o, and -e options
override these, of course.
bsqlodbc exits 0 on success, and >0 if the server cannot process the
bsqlodbc first appeared in FreeTDS 0.65.
The bsqlodbc utility was written by James K. Lowden