DROPLANG(1) PostgreSQL Client Applications DROPLANG(1)NAMEdroplang - remove a PostgreSQL procedural language
SYNOPSISdroplang [ connection-option... ] langname [ dbname ]
droplang [ connection-option... ] [ --list ] [ -l ] dbname
DESCRIPTIONdroplang is a utility for removing an existing programming language
from a PostgreSQL database. droplang can drop any procedural language,
even those not supplied by the PostgreSQL distribution.
Although backend programming languages can be removed directly using
several SQL commands, it is recommended to use droplang because it per‐
forms a number of checks and is much easier to use. See DROP LANGUAGE
[drop_language(5)] for more.
OPTIONSdroplang accepts the following command line arguments:
Specifies the name of the backend programming language to be
Specifies from which database the language should be removed.
The default is to use the database with the same name as the
current system user.
--echo Display SQL commands as they are executed.
--list Show a list of already installed languages in the target data‐
droplang also accepts the following command line arguments for connec‐
Specifies the host name of the machine on which the server is
running. If host begins with a slash, it is used as the direc‐
tory for the Unix domain socket.
Specifies the Internet TCP/IP port or local Unix domain socket
file extension on which the server is listening for connections.
User name to connect as
Force password prompt.
PGUSER Default connection parameters
This utility, like most other PostgreSQL utilities, also uses the envi‐
ronment variables supported by libpq (see in the documentation).
Most error messages are self-explanatory. If not, run droplang with the
--echo option and see under the respective SQL command for details.
Also, any default connection settings and environment variables used by
the libpq front-end library will apply.
Use createlang(1) to add a language.
To remove the language pltcl:
$ droplang pltcl dbname
SEE ALSOcreatelang(1), DROP LANGUAGE [drop_language(5)]
Application 2008-01-03 DROPLANG(1)