We switched from PostgreSQL 8.3 to 9.0. Perhaps it's a new feature or perhaps just a configuration change, but now when output from commands (like,
\d tablename) exceeds visible vertical space, psql seem to pipe the output through something similar to
less. I could not find a way to turn this behaviour off. Any advice? Thanks.
P.S. I'm scrolling the buffer using PuTTY's
Shift+PgUp/PgDn so I don't need psql's paging. Plus, when I press
q in the psql's paging, its output disappears from the screen entirely (just like after running
less in bash), which is wrong from the general use-cases point of view.