1) The pgpass.conf (of PostgreSQL) is:


I have no experience with batch and I have spent the day searching in the net.
I'm using Windows - if that matters.

2) I tried with a file.bat as:

cd C:
start "" "C:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\9.4\bin\psql.exe" "C:\Users\utente\Desktop\1Giswater impNode.sql"
start "" "C:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\9.4\bin\psql.exe" "C:\Users\utente\Desktop\2Giswater impArc.sql"
start "" "C:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\9.4\bin\psql.exe" "C:\Users\utente\Desktop\3assegnazione enet.sql"

After typing my password the result is:

psql: fe_sendauth: no password supplied

3) I've written a simple file.bat, which is:

cd C:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\9.4\bin\
rem psql --help
psql   -e -a -f="C:\Users\utente\Desktop\1Giswater impNode.sql"   -d=postgres  -U=postgres

The result is:

psql: opzione di connessione errata

What am I missing?

  • Where exactly is pgpass.conf located? Does it work if you start psql manually? – a_horse_with_no_name Aug 18 '15 at 14:06
  • the path is: C:\Users\utente\AppData\Roaming\postgresql\pgpass.conf – Sandra Aug 18 '15 at 14:23
  • Manually I launch the psql.exe then insert the passwaord but it says: psql: FATALE: autenticazione con password fallita per l'utente "utente" where "utente" is the pc user – Sandra Aug 18 '15 at 14:24

You are passing the username incorrectly:

The "short" parameter names don't use the = sign:

So it should either be:

psql -e -a -f"C:\Users\utente\Desktop\1Giswater impNode.sql" -dpostgres  -Upostgres

or, when using the long parameter names:

psql -e -a --file="C:\Users\utente\Desktop\1Giswater impNode.sql" --dbname=postgres  --username=postgres

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