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Re: Command-line client sometimes misinterprets tabs for nulls

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Casey Allen Shobe <cshobe(at)secureworks(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Command-line client sometimes misinterprets tabs for nulls
Date: 2002-08-27 05:48:33
Message-ID: 23483.1030427313@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Casey Allen Shobe <cshobe(at)secureworks(dot)net> writes:
> Tabs should paste; they're normal characters.

Turn off readline (psql -n).  For someone accustomed to tab completion,
the above is about as sensible as demanding we disable backspace.

It would be nice if we could distinguish pasted tabs from manually-typed
tabs, but I'm not aware of any way that psql could tell the difference.

			regards, tom lane

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