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.
Database server login name.
Database server to which to connect.
Database to use.
Name of script file, containing SQL.
Name of output file, holding result data.
Name of file for errors.
Specifies the field terminator. Default is two spaces (' ').
Recognized escape sequences are tab ('\t'), carriage return ('\r'), newline ('\n'),
and backslash ('\\').
Print column headers with the data to the same file.
Do not print column metadata, return status, or rowcount. Overrides -h.
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.
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.
bsqlodbc exits 0 on success, and >0 if the server cannot process the query.