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Install Postgres and psql on Mac

Published: 2019-10-11

  1. Download and install Postgres.app
  2. Set environment variables in your bash config file, e.g. ~/.bash_profile

    export POSTGRES_HOME=/Applications/Postgres.app/Contents/Versions/latest
    export PATH=$POSTGRES_HOME/bin:$PATH
    
  3. Source bash config file

    source ~/.bash_profile
    
  4. Confirm installation

    psql --version