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Re: pg_ctl idempotent option

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: pg_ctl idempotent option
Date: 2013-01-14 15:29:53
Message-ID: 20130114152953.GB5106@alvh.no-ip.org (view raw or flat)
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Tom Lane wrote:
> Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> writes:
> > Here is a patch to add an option -I/--idempotent to pg_ctl, the result
> > of which is that pg_ctl doesn't error on start or stop if the server is
> > already running or already stopped.
> 
> Idempotent is a ten-dollar word.  Can we find something that average
> people wouldn't need to consult a dictionary to understand?

--no-error perhaps?

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Álvaro Herrera                http://www.2ndQuadrant.com/
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