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Meta-commands handler for Postgres Database.

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Meta-commands for Postgres

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This package provides an API to execute meta-commands (AKA “special”, or “backslash commands”) on PostgreSQL.

Quick Start

This is a python package. It can be installed with:

$ pip install pgspecial


Once this library is included into your project, you will most likely use the following imports:

from pgspecial.main import PGSpecial
from pgspecial.namedqueries import NamedQueries

Then you will create and use an instance of PGSpecial:

pgspecial = PGSpecial()
for result in pgspecial.execute(cur, sql):
    # Do something

If you want to import named queries from an existing config file, it is convenient to initialize and keep around the class variable in NamedQueries:

from configobj import ConfigObj

NamedQueries.instance = NamedQueries.from_config(


If you’re interested in contributing to this project, first of all I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude. I’ve written a small doc to describe how to get this running in a development setup.

Please feel free to reach out if you need help.

mailing list:!forum/pgcli

Projects using it:

This library is used by the following projects:

pgcli: A REPL for Postgres.

ipython-sql: %%sql magic for IPython

If you find this module useful and include it in your project, I’ll be happy to know about it and list it here.

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