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       bsqlodbc - batch SQL script processor using ODBC


       bsqlodbc [-U username] [-P password] [-S server] [-D database]
              [-i input_file] [-o output_file] [-e error_file]
              [-t field_term] [-qv]


       bsqlodbc is a utility program distributed with FreeTDS.

       bsqlodbc  is  a  non-interactive  equivalent of the "isql" utility programs distributed by
       Sybase and Microsoft. Like them, bsqlodbc uses the command "go" on a line by itself  as  a
       separator between batches. The last batch need not be followed by "go".

       bsqlodbc  makes  use  of  the  ODBC  API  provided  by FreeTDS. This API is of course also
       available to application developers.


       -U username
              Database server login name.

       -P password
              Database server password.

       -S server
              Database server to which to connect.

       -D database
              Database to use.

       -i input_file
              Name of script file, containing SQL.

       -o output_file
              Name of output file, holding result data.

       -e error_file
              Name of file for errors.

       -t field_term
              Specifies the field terminator. Default is two spaces ('   ').   Recognized  escape
              sequences  are  tab  ('\t'),  carriage return ('\r'), newline ('\n'), and backslash

       -h     Print column headers with the data to the same file.

       -q     Do not print column metadata, return status, or rowcount. Overrides -h.

       -v     Verbose mode, for more information about the ODBC interaction.  This  also  reports
              the result set metadata, including and return code. All verbose data are written to
              standard error (or -e), so as not to interfere with the data stream.


       bsqlodbc is a filter; it reads from standard input, writes to standard output, and  writes
       errors to standard error. The -i, -o, and -e options override these, of course.


       bsqlodbc exits 0 on success, and >0 if the server cannot process the query.


       bsqlodbc first appeared in FreeTDS 0.65.


       The bsqlodbc utility was written by James K. Lowden <>