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Re: pg_dump and password required

From: Devrim GÜNDÜZ <devrim(at)CommandPrompt(dot)com>
To: Sergey Litvinenko <sergey(at)rsu(dot)ru>
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: pg_dump and password required
Date: 2007-10-15 07:33:31
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Hi,

On Mon, 2007-10-15 at 01:05 +0400, Sergey Litvinenko wrote:
> The problem is that I want to set up an automated backup with pg_dump,
> but it  asks for password interactively, rather then accept password
> from either command-line option or from some config-file (e.g.
> ~/.psqlrc)

http://www.postgresql.org/docs/current/interactive/libpq-pgpass.html


> The workaround would be to disable password requirement, but this is a
> security risk I want to avoid.
> 
> Why no to add an option --password="" to command-line options of
> pg_dump?

This is a worse security risk, IMHO.
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