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Re: [PATCHES] display and expression of the home directory in Win32

From: "Hiroshi Saito" <saito(at)inetrt(dot)skcapi(dot)co(dot)jp>
To: "Tom Lane" <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: "PostgreSQL-development" <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [PATCHES] display and expression of the home directory in Win32
Date: 2006-02-27 19:07:21
Message-ID: 021001c63bd1$090c6a10$01324d80@hiroshi5jz7dqj (view raw or flat)
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Thank you for a quick response.

From: "Tom Lane"


> > C:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\8.1\bin>pqpasswd.exe --help
> > pqpasswd installs a pgpass(libpq) connect a PostgreSQL database.
> 
> I must be missing something.  What exactly does this accomplish that
> couldn't be done at least as flexibly with a simple text editor?

Ah, It is involved with an environment variable, and a user has to operate it, 
fully taking into consideration. While opening the text editor, someone may 
be in your back....

> 
> If the argument is "point-and-drool Windows users can't be expected to
> use a text editor", I would think that the same argument applies to
> a command-line program; you'd have to make a GUI application to make
> it easier to use than Notepad or what-have-you.

Um, pgAdminIII is performing it. As for it, the solution method is different 
though regrettable....
As a very important thing, I am planning future encryption.

Regards,
Hiroshi Saito


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