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I run the psql command from a Linux shell. The resulting output looks like a table:

  Name         Age
  John          24

But I would like to get the result with commas like this:


How do I change the output format from the shell? I'm using Centos 5.5 and postgresql 8.4.

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migrated from Feb 26 '13 at 15:38

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=> \a
Output format is unaligned.
=> \f ,
Field separator is ",".

=> select 'John' "Name", 24 "Age";
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