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Re: Patch to change psql default banner v6

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Patch to change psql default banner v6
Date: 2008-05-15 02:21:46
Message-ID: 200805150221.m4F2LkP16070@momjian.us (view raw or flat)
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Joshua D. Drake wrote:
> Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > Alvaro Herrera wrote:
> >> Bruce Momjian wrote:
> >>
> >>> My question is whether we agreed that suggesting "help" as the best way
> >>> to get help was what we agreed upon?  If we did, I forgot.  I thought
> >>> the 'help' ideas was just for people who forgot the help commands.
> >> Please review the previous discussion:
> >>
> >> http://archives.postgresql.org/message-id/1200851790.19135.68.camel%40greg-laptop
> > 
> > OK, I just read the thread and saw no one say we should be promoting
> > _only_ 'help' in the startup banner.  Where is that email discussion?
> > 
> 
> http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-hackers/2008-04/msg01476.php
> 
> And most specifically:
> 
> http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-hackers/2008-04/msg01376.php

Ah, OK.  I had forgotten.  Here is the new output:

	$ sql test
	psql (8.4devel)   Type "help" for help.
	
	test=> help
	
	You are using psql, the command-line interface to PostgreSQL.
	        \h or \help for SQL help
	        \? for psql help
	        \q to quit psql

	        \copyright to view the copyright
	
	test=> \?
	General
	  \copyright     show PostgreSQL usage and distribution terms
	  \g [FILE] or ; send query buffer to server (and results to file or |pipe)
	  \h [NAME]      help on syntax of SQL commands, * for all commands
	  \q             quit psql

	Query Buffer
	  \e [FILE]      edit the query buffer (or file) with external editor
	...

I moved '\g' up into the "General" section rather than make it a
single-entry section.

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