I know this is not a bug, but I didn't see a list that I thought this
would fit into.
I saw in the documentation that PGPASSWORD is deprecated in favor of of
the .pgpass file for security reasons.
I would like to recommend removing the deprecation flag from PGPASSWORD.
It is very useful in dynamic setting of passwords by applications to run
pg_dump and psql and the like from applications. I use it in several
applications. This way I can give users access to database information
without giving them access to the database. I also use in an application
server in a process to make one PostgreSQL database a backup of another
and then the application server keeps the two in sync.
Without PGPASSWORD or applications like pg_dump and psql accepting a
password on the command line, I would not be able to do this since the
user running the application server may not have access to the actual
Hope you will consider this.
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