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I have a basic question about PostgreSQL:
When connecting to my database server via pgadmin3, I can see that there are multiple databases. For example, let's say I can see "test", "test1", and "postgres".

From there, I can choose which database I want to connect to.

However, from the command line, I'm doing the following to connect:

psql -U adminusername

This brings me to a postgres=# prompt.

Once connected, I tried to do a \l command to see all databases, but the list I get back is different from what I see using pgadmin3.

Just wondering what I might be doing wrong.

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Maybe better suited on serverfault? –  Erwin Brandstetter Nov 12 '13 at 21:51
    
Are you sure you connect to the same DB instance? –  dezso Nov 12 '13 at 22:11
    
possible duplicate of How do I list all databases and tables using psql? –  RolandoMySQLDBA Nov 12 '13 at 23:59
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Most probably you are connecting to different database clusters.
Compare host and port in your settings in pgAdmin and for psql default connection.

Read the manual here about connecting with psql.

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