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Re: Fwd: Bug#308535: postgresql-client: [psql] manual page does not document ~/.pgpass file

From: Martin Pitt <mpitt(at)debian(dot)org>
To: PostgreSQL Bugs <pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Fwd: Bug#308535: postgresql-client: [psql] manual page does not document ~/.pgpass file
Date: 2005-05-13 16:07:08
Message-ID: 20050513160708.GA2597@piware.de (view raw or flat)
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Hi!

Tom Lane [2005-05-13  9:49 -0400]:
> Martin Pitt <mpitt(at)debian(dot)org> writes:
> > We recently got the bug report below. Do you agree that documenting
> > ~/.pgpass in psql(1) is a good idea?
> 
> On that theory we'd have to replicate large parts of the libpq
> documentation on every one of the "client application" pages,
> which doesn't seem very maintainable.  (.pgpass is just the tip
> of the iceberg; the "environment variables" and "SSL support"
> pages are also pretty critical for users to know about.)
> 
> I agree that there needs to be some more prominent mention,
> but this doesn't look like the way to do it.  Maybe some
> "see also" links?

A prominent pointer (URL and hint to local documentation) would
certainly be adequate then.

Thanks and have a nice weekend!

Martin

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