When I execute SQL, I see the query echoed back at me.

=# \d
LOG:  statement: SELECT n.nspname as "Schema",
  c.relname as "Name",
  CASE c.relkind WHEN 'r' THEN 'table' WHEN 'v' THEN 'view' WHEN 'm' THEN
                   List of relations
 Schema |          Name          |   Type   |  Owner   

All queries get echoed too,

=# SELECT * FROM ( VALUES (1) ) AS t(x);
LOG:  statement: SELECT * FROM ( VALUES (1) ) AS t(x);
(1 row)

How do I disable this feature? I've tried lots of things.


There are two methods that can cause the query to be echoed.

  • With psql -E (or \set ECHO_HIDDEN) the queries that psql executes with client commands \command are echoed back at you. You can see if this is set by running \set and looking for ECHO_HIDDEN. If set, you should try running without -E, not setting the option yourself, and making sure it's not set in the ~/.psqlrc. If set the query will look like this above every client command

    ********* QUERY **********
  • If you see LOG: statement:, you may have awkward configurations on the server, like


    See the docs on Error Reporting and Logging for more information. You should check,

    SHOW client_min_messages;
    SHOW log_statement;

    If set, this is an indicator that someone opened up the server-configuration file and wanted more logging but didn't know what they were doing.

In your case you have LOG: statement: so check the server settings.

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