Dawid Kuroczko wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 3, 2008 at 4:35 PM, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
> > "Dawid Kuroczko" <qnex42(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
> > > The idea of \G command is to perform the query, but with printing
> > > query results using extended table output format.
> > Seems a bit useless --- if you prefer \x format, wouldn't you prefer it
> > all the time? Or at least often enough that the toggling command is
> > fine? I'm dubious that this is worth eating up a command letter for.
> No, the point is that I usually have mixed queries -- ones which are
> most comfortably viewed in normal format (many not-so-long rows),
> and ones which are best viewed expanded (little rows, many columns).
> Alternating between formats using "\x" is, at least for me, a bit
> cumbersome: usually _after_ I wrote a query I realize "it would
> look more readable in expanded format", which is a bit too late.
> So I run the query, ctrl+c, \x, rerun the query... and forget to
> turn expanded mode off afterwards.
> I think that ability to decide about the format after the query,
> not before, can be quite useful especially when writing ad-hoc
> queries. Incidentally "\g" and "\G" is also used more or less
> similarily by our dolphin-loving friends -- which doesn't help
> using "\G" for other things.
It seems more helpful if there were \x option to use extended format
only when the output is too wide. TODO already has:
o Add auto-expanded mode so expanded output is used if the row
length is wider than the screen width.
Consider using auto-expanded mode for backslash commands like \df+.
Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us> http://momjian.us
+ If your life is a hard drive, Christ can be your backup. +
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