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NAME

       LOAD - load 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 has been loaded already, the command does  nothing.  Shared  library  files  that
       contain  C  functions  are automatically loaded whenever one of their functions is called.
       Therefore, an explicit LOAD is usually only needed to load a  library  that  modifies  the
       server's behavior through ``hooks'' rather than providing a set of functions.

       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)]