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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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