There is no ~ directory for the db user.
The scripts run as root.
Should I put it in the home directory for root?
Neil Aggarwal, (214)986-3533, www.JAMMConsulting.com
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From: Tom Lane [mailto:tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us]
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2007 7:35 PM
To: Neil Aggarwal
Subject: Re: [NOVICE] Pass password in scripts?
"Neil Aggarwal" <neil(at)JAMMConsulting(dot)com> writes:
> With mysql, I can pass the password to the database in
> the command line call to the terminal client.
Really? That's an enormous security hole, because anyone running "ps"
on the system can see your password.
> Is there a way to do that with psql?
Consider using a ~/.pgpass file instead. Much safer.
regards, tom lane
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