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Re: Long options for psql in 7.1.3

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: greg(at)turnstep(dot)com
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Long options for psql in 7.1.3
Date: 2001-10-04 18:16:06
Message-ID: 200110041816.f94IG6O05730@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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> > Here's a lovely message I got from `psql':
> > 
> >   g9genarc(at)eddie:~$ psql -h /var/pgsql --help
> >   psql was compiled without support for long options.
> >   Use --help for help on invocation options.
> 
> Looks as though --help and --verbose always work, no 
> matter what the setting of HAVE_GETOPT_LONG. 
> Is this desired behavior? Seems fairly minor to me, 
> but it's confused at least one user. :)
> 
> (~ line 110 of src/bin/psql/startup.c)

Intended. I think we hard-coded --help and --version for compatibility. 
You will notice it doesn't _display_ the long options in the --help
display unless HAVE_GETOPT_LONG is defined.

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