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Re: [DOCS] Re: [GENERAL] Re: [HACKERS] [Fwd: SGVLLUG Oracle and Informix on Linux]y

From: Bruce Momjian <maillist(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: dg(at)illustra(dot)com (David Gould)
Cc: zztong(at)laxmi(dot)ev(dot)net, hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org, docs(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [DOCS] Re: [GENERAL] Re: [HACKERS] [Fwd: SGVLLUG Oracle and Informix on Linux]y
Date: 1998-07-24 19:13:47
Message-ID: 199807241913.PAA24822@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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> > 
> > > Okay, I've suspected there was more to "template1" for a little while now,
> > > but I'd not gotten around to looking into it more. Still, my first
> > > impression was it was a sample database. ;) Maybe a name like "master"
> > > would be clearer, or maybe that means something else to someone.
> > > 
> > 
> > Yes, master would be a better name than template1.
> 
> 
> I disagree. template1 is not only the "master" database, it is also used as
> as the template when creating a new database. That is, if you want to create
> all your databases with certain characteristics (say installed functions or
> types or something) you can set up template1 the way you want, dump it to
> the template dump file and then any new db will be created with your
> customization. So template1 really is a discriptive term.

Good point.

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