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NAME

       LOAD - load or reload a shared library file

SYNOPSIS

       LOAD ’filename

DESCRIPTION

       This  command  loads a shared library file into the PostgreSQL server’s
       address space. If the file had been  loaded  previously,  it  is  first
       unloaded.  This  command  is  primarily  useful  to unload and reload a
       shared library file that has been changed since the server first loaded
       it.  To  make  use  of the shared library, function(s) in it need to be
       declared using the CREATE FUNCTION [create_function(7)] command.

       The file name is specified in the same way as for shared library  names
       in CREATE FUNCTION [create_function(7)]; in particular, one can rely on
       a search path and automatic addition of the  system’s  standard  shared
       library  file  name  extension.  See  in  the  documentation  for  more
       information on this topic.

       Non-superusers  can  only  apply  LOAD  to  library  files  located  in
       $libdir/plugins/  — the specified filename must begin with exactly that
       string. (It is the database administrator’s  responsibility  to  ensure
       that only ‘‘safe’’ libraries are installed there.)

COMPATIBILITY

       LOAD is a PostgreSQL extension.

SEE ALSO

       CREATE FUNCTION [create_function(7)]