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Re: Changing the continuation-line prompt in psql?

From: Stephen Frost <sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net>
To: Christopher Browne <cbbrowne(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Changing the continuation-line prompt in psql?
Date: 2011-04-29 17:23:31
Message-ID: 20110429172331.GK4548@tamriel.snowman.net (view raw or flat)
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* Christopher Browne (cbbrowne(at)gmail(dot)com) wrote:
> It seems like pretty serious bikeshedding to try to come up with an
> operator to express "do as many of character X as the length of
> variable $FOO".

How about "pad with spaces to line up prompt", or such?  In general, I
like the idea of having spaces there instead of the db name.

> The "bike shedding" that I'd rather have would involve enclosing
> prompts with /* comments */ so that cut'n'paste could be expected to
> generate output that could run, without further editing, in another
> psql session.  Mind you, whenever I have configured such, I have been
> unhappy at how wide that makes the prompt and at the loss of screen
> space.

Uhm..  With the above, perhaps "--%Z+>", which would generate:

postgres=>
--      +>

etc.

	Thanks,

		Stephen

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