On Wed, Mar 29, 2006 at 10:19:51PM -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
> Philip Yarra <philip(at)utiba(dot)com> writes:
> > Hi folks, I've found that CVS HEAD psql's \c doesn't quite behave as
> > expected
> Yeah, there were complaints about this already. I think the problem was
> introduced by this patch:
I sent one patch to fix this, which went ignored, and Volkan Yazici
sent another one, to which the same thing happened.
> 2006-02-11 21:54 momjian
> * doc/src/sgml/ref/psql-ref.sgml, src/bin/psql/command.c,
> src/bin/psql/help.c: Please find enclosed a patch that lets you use
> \c to connect (optionally) to a new host and port without exiting
> psql. This eliminates, IMHO, a surprise in that you can now
> connect to PostgreSQL on a differnt machine from the one where you
> started your session. This should help people who use psql as an
> administrative tool.
> David Fetter
> The patch seems not to behave very reasonably with respect to preserving
> prior values for the newly-changeable connection parameters. I haven't
> got time to look into it myself right now though --- do you want to?
> regards, tom lane
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