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Re: SIGHUP the postmaster

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Mark Seftel" <mark(at)trustemail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: SIGHUP the postmaster
Date: 2002-09-14 22:05:42
Message-ID: 20477.1032041142@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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"Mark Seftel" <mark(at)trustemail(dot)com> writes:
> I need to changes to pg_hba.conf and now need to "SIGHUP the postmaster"
> Does anyone no how to do this.

The hard way is to determine the postmaster's PID (eg, by looking at ps
output) and then do

	kill -HUP postmaster_PID

The easier way is to do "pg_ctl reload" which does this for you.
You need to have $PGDATA set in your environment to make it work
conveniently, though.

			regards, tom lane

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