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CREATEDB(1)			  PostgreSQL 9.2.7 Documentation		      CREATEDB(1)

       createdb - create a new PostgreSQL database

       createdb [connection-option...] [option...] [dbname [description]]

       createdb creates a new PostgreSQL database.

       Normally, the database user who executes this command becomes the owner of the new
       database. However, a different owner can be specified via the -O option, if the executing
       user has appropriate privileges.

       createdb is a wrapper around the SQL command CREATE DATABASE (CREATE_DATABASE(7)). There
       is no effective difference between creating databases via this utility and via other
       methods for accessing the server.

       createdb accepts the following command-line arguments:

	   Specifies the name of the database to be created. The name must be unique among all
	   PostgreSQL databases in this cluster. The default is to create a database with the
	   same name as the current system user.

	   Specifies a comment to be associated with the newly created database.

       -D tablespace, --tablespace=tablespace
	   Specifies the default tablespace for the database. (This name is processed as a
	   double-quoted identifier.)

       -e, --echo
	   Echo the commands that createdb generates and sends to the server.

       -E encoding, --encoding=encoding
	   Specifies the character encoding scheme to be used in this database. The character
	   sets supported by the PostgreSQL server are described in Section 22.3.1, "Supported
	   Character Sets", in the documentation.

       -l locale, --locale=locale
	   Specifies the locale to be used in this database. This is equivalent to specifying
	   both --lc-collate and --lc-ctype.

	   Specifies the LC_COLLATE setting to be used in this database.

	   Specifies the LC_CTYPE setting to be used in this database.

       -O owner, --owner=owner
	   Specifies the database user who will own the new database. (This name is processed as
	   a double-quoted identifier.)

       -T template, --template=template
	   Specifies the template database from which to build this database. (This name is
	   processed as a double-quoted identifier.)

       -V, --version
	   Print the createdb version and exit.

       -?, --help
	   Show help about createdb command line arguments, and exit.

       The options -D, -l, -E, -O, and -T correspond to options of the underlying SQL command
       CREATE DATABASE (CREATE_DATABASE(7)); see there for more information about them.

       createdb also accepts the following command-line arguments for connection 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 the local Unix domain socket file extension on which the
	   server is listening for connections.

       -U username, --username=username
	   User name to connect as.

       -w, --no-password
	   Never issue a password prompt. If the server requires password authentication and a
	   password is not available by other means such as a .pgpass file, the connection
	   attempt will fail. This option can be useful in batch jobs and scripts where no user
	   is present to enter a password.

       -W, --password
	   Force createdb to prompt for a password before connecting to a database.

	   This option is never essential, since createdb will automatically prompt for a
	   password if the server demands password authentication. However, createdb will waste a
	   connection attempt finding out that the server wants a password. In some cases it is
	   worth typing -W to avoid the extra connection attempt.

	   Specifies the name of the database to connect to when creating the new database. If
	   not specified, the postgres database will be used; if that does not exist (or if it is
	   the name of the new database being created), template1 will be used.

	   If set, the name of the database to create, unless overridden on the command line.

	   Default connection parameters.  PGUSER also determines the name of the database to
	   create, if it is not specified on the command line or by PGDATABASE.

       This utility, like most other PostgreSQL utilities, also uses the environment variables
       supported by libpq (see Section 31.14, "Environment Variables", in the documentation).

       In case of difficulty, see CREATE DATABASE (CREATE_DATABASE(7)) and psql(1) for
       discussions of potential problems and error messages. The database server must be running
       at the targeted host. Also, any default connection settings and environment variables used
       by the libpq front-end library will apply.

       To create the database demo using the default database server:

	   $ createdb demo

       To create the database demo using the server on host eden, port 5000, using the LATIN1
       encoding scheme with a look at the underlying command:

	   $ createdb -p 5000 -h eden -E LATIN1 -e demo


PostgreSQL 9.2.7			    2014-02-17				      CREATEDB(1)
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