Oliver Jowett wrote:
> postgresbugs wrote:
>> The functionality provided by PGPASSWORD should not be removed unless
>> there is a functionality other than .pgpass, which is fine for some
>> uses and not for others, that will provide similar functionality.
>> That could be psql and pg_dump and the like accepting a password on
>> the command line as I stated earlier.
> Putting the password on the command line would be even more of a
> security problem than PGPASSWORD is now. I agree that an alternative
> to ,pgpass would be useful, but it needs to be a *secure* alternative.
That may be true. Again, I think the option to use or not use PGPASSWORD
or something similar should be up to the system administrator.
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