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NAME clusterdb - cluster a PostgreSQL database

SYNOPSIS clusterdb [ connection-option... ] [ --table | -t table ] [ dbname ]

clusterdb [ connection-option... ] [ --all | -a ]

DESCRIPTION clusterdb is a utility for reclustering tables in a PostgreSQL database. It finds tables that have previously been clustered, and clusters them again on the same index that was last used. Tables that have never been clustered are not affected.

clusterdb is a wrapper around the SQL command CLUSTER [cluster(7)]. There is no effective difference between clustering databases via this utility and via other methods for accessing the server.

OPTIONS clusterdb accepts the following command-line arguments:


--all Cluster all databases.

[-d] dbname

[--dbname] dbname Specifies the name of the database to be clustered. If this is not specified and -a (or --all) is not used, the database name is read from the environment variable PGDATABASE. If that is not set, the user name specified for the connection is used.


--echo Echo the commands that clusterdb generates and sends to the server.


--quiet Do not display a response.

-t table

--table table Cluster table only.

clusterdb also accepts the following command-line arguments for connec- tion parameters:

-h host

--host host Specifies the host name of the machine on which the server is running. If the value begins with a slash, it is used as the directory for the Unix domain socket.

-p port

--port port Specifies the TCP port or local Unix domain socket file exten- sion on which the server is listening for connections.

-U username

--username username User name to connect as.


--password Force password prompt.




PGUSER Default connection parameters

DIAGNOSTICS In case of difficulty, see CLUSTER [cluster(7)] and psql(1) for discus- sions of potential problems and error messages. The database server must be running at the targeted host. Also, any default connection set- tings and environment variables used by the libpq front-end library will apply.

EXAMPLES To cluster the database test:

$ clusterdb test

To cluster a single table foo in a database named xyzzy:

$ clusterdb --table foo xyzzy

SEE ALSO CLUSTER [cluster(7)], Environment Variables (the documentation)

Application 2010-12-14 CLUSTERDB(1)