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Re: psql man page error?

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org, Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
Subject: Re: psql man page error?
Date: 2006-12-06 15:39:34
Message-ID: 200612061539.kB6FdYn14111@momjian.us (view raw or flat)
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Tom Lane wrote:
> Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us> writes:
> > Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> >> Which is correct.  Removing the \\ alters the point of the example.
> 
> > Well, if it doesn't render \\ at the end of the line, the example isn't
> > very clear unless you are looking at the SGML.
> 
> No, you've completely misunderstood the original example.  It's
> intending to show a backslash-backslash terminator for the \x command,
> not two lines of input, ie the equivalent of this:
> 
> regression=# \x \\ select 1,2;
> Expanded display is on.
> -[ RECORD 1 ]
> ?column? | 1
> ?column? | 2

You are right, I totally misunderstood it.  New patch applied, that
mentions \\ is a separator meta-command.  I now see \\ documented
farther down the file.  I didn't know it did that.

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