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Re: Must be table owner to truncate?

From: Ragnar <gnari(at)hive(dot)is>
To: Kevin Hunter <hunteke(at)earlham(dot)edu>
Cc: Postgres General List <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Must be table owner to truncate?
Date: 2008-07-30 12:52:26
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On miĆ°, 2008-07-30 at 07:36 -0400, Kevin Hunter wrote:
> At 3:45p -0400 on Mon, 28 Jul 2008, Said Ramirez wrote:
> > According to the documentation,
> > http://www.postgresql.org/docs/current/interactive/sql-truncate.html ,
> > only the owner can truncate a table. Which means the non-owner must
> > either log in/ switch roles as the owner, or they can just run a DELETE.
> 
> Well that's interesting.  From a security standpoint, what's the
> difference between an unqualified DELETE and a TRUNCATE?

lack of triggers and RULEs spring to mind.

gnari



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