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From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Magnus Hagander <mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net>,Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org,"Matthew T(dot) O'Connor" <matthew(at)zeut(dot)net>,Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>,"T(dot)J(dot)" <tjtoocool(at)phreaker(dot)net>,PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [BUGS] More SSL questions..
Date: 2005-01-10 05:00:05
Message-ID: 200501100500.j0A505c28012@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Bruce Momjian wrote:
> Magnus Hagander wrote:
> > >> My feeling is that the *.txt is actually misleading because 
> > >people will
> > >> think of it as a file full of freeform text (paragraphs) and not a
> > >> configuration file.
> > >
> > >Why would they think that?  If notepad tends to auto-wrap files then
> > >this argument has some force; I'm not very familar with it though.
> > 
> > It does not. There is an option to make it *show* the file with wrapped
> > line, but it does not even have the capability to wordwrap the files
> > themselves.
> > 
> > FWIW, I've seen several apps that use .txt for config files, but I can't
> > think of an example right now. Most don't though - .cfg or .conf is
> > probably most common. Except for the majority of windows programs that
> > don't use config files - they use the registry. But I see no reason *at
> > all* for us to want to do that :-) It also more or less requires you to
> > write a GUI to change the config stuff and in that case the file
> > extension becomes irrelevant.
> 
> Where are we on this?  I think Andrew and I both think *.txt is
> confusing.  We need to decide on Monday if we should change the current
> *.txt names.  We can either leave it unchanged, remove *.txt, or change
> it to *.config.

> >>> APPDATA/postgresql/pgpass.txt
> >>> APPDATA/postgresql/psqlrc.txt

Another idea is to use *.conf.  We already have:

	pg_hba.conf
	pg_ident.conf
	pg_service.conf
	postgresql.conf
	recovery.conf

If we want an extension on those two files, it seems *.conf is it, and
one hopes they would have already configured XP to pull up their
favorite editor for *.conf.

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