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Re: Copy function syntax on 8.1

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Mike G(dot)" <mike(at)thegodshalls(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Copy function syntax on 8.1
Date: 2005-08-30 17:54:56
Message-ID: 23136.1125424496@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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"Mike G." <mike(at)thegodshalls(dot)com> writes:
> On the non windows platforms you can issue the copy statement and the file path syntax is exactly the same as if you were changing directories in a shell.  No special escaping or syntax is needed.
> It would be nice if the same could be done for those forced to use windows.

Well, that's one reason why we are migrating towards backslashes not
being special in strings.  It's going to take awhile to get there,
though, because we can't just change it without a lot of advance notice.
There are too many programs that would break.

			regards, tom lane

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