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Re: BUG #2870: incorrect man page for postgres

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Euler Taveira de Oliveira <euler(at)timbira(dot)com>
Cc: "Dmitry D(dot) Khlebnikov" <galaxy(at)openwall(dot)com>, pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: BUG #2870: incorrect man page for postgres
Date: 2007-01-04 01:02:34
Message-ID: 11163.1167872554@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Euler Taveira de Oliveira <euler(at)timbira(dot)com> writes:
> Dmitry D. Khlebnikov wrote:
>> The man page for postgres(1) has a wrong description of the '-S' option. 
>> Previously, the '-S' option means that postgres will start in the 'silent'
>> mode, but in version 8.2 the '-S' option describes the amount of memory for
>> sorts.
>> 
> I think you change the order, in 8.1 -S option describes the amount of
> memory but in 8.2 it describes the silent mode.

No, Dmitry has it right: the man page is mistaken.  You can still get
silent mode but you have to use the long-form option (--silent-mode=1).

I've corrected the documentation error in CVS.

			regards, tom lane

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