CREATELANG(1) PostgreSQL Client Applications CREATELANG(1)
createlang - define a new PostgreSQL procedural language
createlang [ connection-option... ] langname [ dbname ]
createlang [ connection-option... ] --list | -l dbname
createlang is a utility for adding a new programming language to a
PostgreSQL database. createlang is just a wrapper around the CREATE
LANGUAGE [create_language(7)] command, which see for additional infor-
createlang accepts the following command-line arguments:
Specifies the name of the procedural programming language to be
Specifies to which database the language should be added. The
default is to use the database with the same name as the current
--echo Display SQL commands as they are executed.
--list Show a list of already installed languages in the target
createlang also accepts the following command-line arguments for con-
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.
Specifies the TCP port or local Unix domain socket file exten-
sion on which the server is listening for connections.
User name to connect as.
Force password prompt.
PGUSER Default connection parameters
Most error messages are self-explanatory. If not, run createlang with
the --echo option and see under the respective SQL command for details.
Use droplang(1) to remove a language.
To install the language pltcl into the database template1:
$ createlang pltcl template1
Note that installing the language into template1 will cause it to be
automatically installed into subsequently-created databases as well.
droplang(1), CREATE LANGUAGE [create_language(7)], Environment Vari-
ables (the documentation)
Application 2010-12-14 CREATELANG(1)