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Re: pg_ctl reload -o "...."

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
Cc: Jeff Janes <jeff(dot)janes(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: pg_ctl reload -o "...."
Date: 2012-11-15 21:28:40
Message-ID: 22883.1353014920@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net> writes:
> On 11/15/2012 03:41 PM, Jeff Janes wrote:
>> OK.  You see pg_ctl as a wrapper around postmaster, while I was
>> viewing it as a thing in itself.

> You're possibly not aware of its history. Before 8.0 it was a shell 
> script and its use was seen as rather optional.

It's *still* rather optional.  A lot of distros use init scripts that
don't bother with it.  Personally I find it convenient for stopping
the postmaster, but not all that helpful for starting it.

			regards, tom lane


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