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tsql(1) 							 FreeTDS Utilities							   tsql(1)

tsql - utility to test FreeTDS connections and queries SYNOPSIS
tsql { -S servername [-I interface] | -H hostname -p port } -U username [-P password] [-o options] tsql -C DESCRIPTION
tsql is a diagnostic tool provided as part of FreeTDS. It uses the TDS protocol directly to connect to Sybase or Microsoft SQL Servers, and allows the user to issue queries that test the capabilities of FreeTDS. tsql is *not* a replacement for a complete isql, such as sqsh ( It is designed to rely on the lowest level FreeTDS library, tdslib, as a way to isolate potential bugs in the protocol implementation. tsql can be run in two ways, one which uses the freetds.conf and one which connects directly using the server's hostname and port. When -S is used, FreeTDS uses the freetds.conf (or equivalent) and environment variables in the normal way to determine the server's ip address and port. You can use -I to specify a filename, overriding FreeTDS's configuration file search algorithm. The -H and -p parameters are provided especially for troubleshooting new configurations (or servers). Use of these parameters causes FreeTDS to ignore any freetds.conf and environment variables. OPTIONS
-S servername the Database Server to which to connect. -I interface a freetds.conf or interfaces file describing servername -H hostname the DNS hostname of the server -p port the port at which SQL Server is listening -U username database login name. If username is not provided, a domain login is attempted for TDS 7+ connections. -P password database password. -L list server "instances" (with -H) -C prints some of the compile-time configuration parameters. -o options apply the options specified to every command. f No footer [result count] h No header [titles] t Print time v Print version q Quiet NOTES
Typing "exit", "quit", or "bye" (or ^D) exits tsql. Typing "version" displays the TDS protocol version. Command batches may be separated with "go" or "GO". If "GO", the version string is reported before executing the batch. After prompting for the password, tsql will attempt to connect to the remote server. tsql displays a counter indicating the number of seconds that it is attempting to connect. Typically, tsql should immediately respond with a '1>' prompt. If you see the counter (1, 2, 3, ...), most likely tsql is unable to connect to the indicated server. If you can connect with "tsql -S servername", your basic FreeTDS installation is working. If you have suggestions for ways to make tsql more useful as a diagnostic tool, please recommend them to the FreeTDS mailing list for con- sideration. HISTORY
tsql first appeared in FreeTDS 0.60. AUTHORS
The tsql utility was written by Brian Bruns. BUGS
Several, to be sure, now that it's documented. :) doc 13 November 2011 tsql(1)

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bsqlodbc(1)							 FreeTDS Utilities						       bsqlodbc(1)

bsqlodbc - batch SQL script processor using ODBC SYNOPSIS
bsqlodbc [-U username] [-P password] [-S server] [-D database] [-i input_file] [-o output_file] [-e error_file] [-t field_term] [-qv] DESCRIPTION
bsqlodbc is a utility program distributed with FreeTDS. bsqlodbc is a non-interactive equivalent of the "isql" utility programs distributed by Sybase and Microsoft. Like them, bsqlodbc uses the command "go" on a line by itself as a separator between batches. The last batch need not be followed by "go". bsqlodbc makes use of the ODBC API provided by FreeTDS. This API is of course also available to application developers. OPTIONS
-U username Database server login name. -P password Database server password. -S server Database server to which to connect. -D database Database to use. -i input_file Name of script file, containing SQL. -o output_file Name of output file, holding result data. -e error_file Name of file for errors. -t field_term Specifies the field terminator. Default is two spaces (' '). Recognized escape sequences are tab (' '), carriage return (' '), newline (' '), and backslash ('\'). -h Print column headers with the data to the same file. -q Do not print column metadata, return status, or rowcount. Overrides -h. -v Verbose mode, for more information about the ODBC interaction. This also reports the result set metadata, including and return code. All verbose data are written to standard error (or -e), so as not to interfere with the data stream. NOTES
bsqlodbc is a filter; it reads from standard input, writes to standard output, and writes errors to standard error. The -i, -o, and -e options override these, of course. EXIT STATUS
bsqlodbc exits 0 on success, and >0 if the server cannot process the query. HISTORY
bsqlodbc first appeared in FreeTDS 0.65. AUTHORS
The bsqlodbc utility was written by James K. Lowden <> doc 13 November 2011 bsqlodbc(1)
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