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NAME

       clusterdb - cluster a PostgreSQL database

SYNOPSIS

       clusterdb [connection-option...] [[--verbose] | [-v]]
                 [--table | -t table] [dbname]

       clusterdb [connection-option...] [[--verbose] | [-v]] [[--all] | [-a]]

DESCRIPTION

       clusterdb is a utility for reclustering tables in a PostgreSQL
       database. It finds tables that have previously been clustered, and
       clusters them again on the same index that was last used. Tables that
       have never been clustered are not affected.

       clusterdb is a wrapper around the SQL command CLUSTER(7). There is no
       effective difference between clustering databases via this utility and
       via other methods for accessing the server.

OPTIONS

       clusterdb accepts the following command-line arguments:

       -a, --all
           Cluster all databases.

       [-d] dbname, [--dbname=]dbname
           Specifies the name of the database to be clustered. If this is not
           specified and -a (or --all) is not used, the database name is read
           from the environment variable PGDATABASE. If that is not set, the
           user name specified for the connection is used.

       -e, --echo
           Echo the commands that clusterdb generates and sends to the server.

       -q, --quiet
           Do not display progress messages.

       -t table, --table=table
           Cluster table only.

       -v, --verbose
           Print detailed information during processing.

       -V, --version
           Print the clusterdb version and exit.

       -?, --help
           Show help about clusterdb command line arguments, and exit.

       clusterdb also accepts the following command-line arguments for
       connection 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 local Unix domain socket file extension
           on which the server is listening for connections.

       -U username, --username=username
           User name to connect as.

       -w, --no-password
           Never issue a password prompt. If the server requires password
           authentication and a password is not available by other means such
           as a .pgpass file, the connection attempt will fail. This option
           can be useful in batch jobs and scripts where no user is present to
           enter a password.

       -W, --password
           Force clusterdb to prompt for a password before connecting to a
           database.

           This option is never essential, since clusterdb will automatically
           prompt for a password if the server demands password
           authentication. However, clusterdb will waste a connection attempt
           finding out that the server wants a password. In some cases it is
           worth typing -W to avoid the extra connection attempt.

ENVIRONMENT

       PGDATABASE, PGHOST, PGPORT, PGUSER
           Default connection parameters

       This utility, like most other PostgreSQL utilities, also uses the
       environment variables supported by libpq (see Section 31.13,
       "Environment Variables", in the documentation).

DIAGNOSTICS

       In case of difficulty, see CLUSTER(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 cluster the database test:

           $ clusterdb test

       To cluster a single table foo in a database named xyzzy:

           $ clusterdb --table foo xyzzy

SEE ALSO

       CLUSTER(7)