isql Session Commands

Additional commands to use within isql.


Redirects command output to a file. File is overwritten if it exists.


Redirects command output to a file. The output is appended to the file if the file already exists.


Pipes the output of a command to an external application.


Clears the query buffer.

quit or exit

Exits from isql.


Calls the editor.

!! command

Executes an operating system command.

:r filename

Reads an operating system file.

:R filename

Reads and displays an operating system file.

use dbname

Changes the current database to dbname.