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CREATEDB(1)		PostgreSQL Client Applications		   CREATEDB(1)



NAME
       createdb - create a new PostgreSQL database


SYNOPSIS
       createdb [ option... ]  [ dbname ]  [ description ]

DESCRIPTION
       createdb creates a new PostgreSQL database.

       Normally, the database user who executes this command becomes the owner
       of the new database.  However a different owner can  be	specified  via
       the -O option, if the executing user has appropriate privileges.

       createdb	 is  a	wrapper	 around	 the SQL command CREATE DATABASE [cre-
       ate_database(7)].  There is no effective	 difference  between  creating
       databases  via  this  utility  and  via other methods for accessing the
       server.

OPTIONS
       createdb accepts the following command-line arguments:

       dbname Specifies the name of the database to be created. The name  must
	      be  unique  among all PostgreSQL databases in this cluster.  The
	      default is to create a database with the same name as  the  cur-
	      rent system user.

       description
	      Specifies	 a  comment  to	 be  associated with the newly created
	      database.

       -D tablespace

       --tablespace tablespace
	      Specifies the default tablespace for the database.

       -e

       --echo Echo the commands that  createdb	generates  and	sends  to  the
	      server.

       -E encoding

       --encoding encoding
	      Specifies	 the  character	 encoding  scheme  to  be used in this
	      database. The character sets supported by the PostgreSQL	server
	      are described in the documentation.

       -O owner

       --owner owner
	      Specifies the database user who will own the new database.

       -q

       --quiet
	      Do not display a response.

       -T template

       --template template
	      Specifies	 the  template	database  from	which  to  build  this
	      database.


       The options -D, -E, -O, and -T correspond to options of the  underlying
       SQL  command  CREATE  DATABASE [create_database(7)]; see there for more
       information about them.

       createdb also accepts the following command-line arguments for  connec-
       tion parameters:

       -h host

       --host host
	      Specifies	 the  host  name of the machine on which the server is
	      running. If the value begins with a slash, it  is	 used  as  the
	      directory for the Unix domain socket.

       -p port

       --port port
	      Specifies	 the  TCP  port	 or  the local Unix domain socket file
	      extension on which the server is listening for connections.

       -U username

       --username username
	      User name to connect as

       -W

       --password
	      Force password prompt.


ENVIRONMENT
       PGDATABASE
	      If set, the name of the database to create, unless overridden on
	      the command line.

       PGHOST

       PGPORT

       PGUSER Default  connection  parameters. PGUSER also determines the name
	      of the database to create, if it is not specified on the command
	      line or by PGDATABASE.

DIAGNOSTICS
       In  case	 of  difficulty,  see CREATE DATABASE [create_database(7)] and
       psql(1) for discussions of potential problems and error messages.   The
       database server must be running at the targeted host. Also, any default
       connection settings and environment variables used by the libpq	front-
       end library will apply.

EXAMPLES
       To create the database demo using the default database server:

       $ createdb demo
       CREATE DATABASE

       The response is the same as you would have gotten from running the CRE-
       ATE DATABASE SQL command.

       To create the database demo using the server on host eden,  port	 5000,
       using the LATIN1 encoding scheme with a look at the underlying command:

       $ createdb -p 5000 -h eden -E LATIN1 -e demo
       CREATE DATABASE "demo" WITH ENCODING = 'LATIN1'
       CREATE DATABASE


SEE ALSO
       dropdb(1), CREATE DATABASE [create_database(7)], Environment  Variables
       (the documentation)



Application			  2010-12-14			   CREATEDB(1)
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