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How to insert text file into postgresql?

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I have simple table described below. How I should form INSERT statement if I want to put a content of a file into TEXT field?

INSERT INTO foo( `path`, `content` ) VALUES( '/etc/motd', SOME_FUNCTION_PERHAPS( '/etc/motd' ) );

I will perform full-text searching on column `content` followed by thousands of INSERTs.

CREATE TABLE foo (

	path VARCHAR(255) PRIMARY KEY,

	content TEXT NULL

);

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I did it myself...
#!/usr/bin/perl

use DBI;
 

sub get_file_contents

{

        my $filename = @_;

        my $result;

        if( ( -e "$filename" ) > 0 )

        {

                open( TFILECNTS, "$filename" ) || die "$filename";

                read( TFILECNTS, $result, -s "$filename" );

                close( TFILECNTS );

        }

        return $result;

}
 

my $dbh = DBI->connect("DBI:Pg:");

$dbh->do("INSERT INTO rfc( path, data ) VALUES( ?, ? )", undef, ("motd", get_file_contents( "/etc/motd" ) ) );

$dbh->disconnect();

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