Andreas Pflug wrote:
> 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.
> The command line could take a file handle of an inherited pipe.
Yeah, that's what I originally suggested. Tom didn't seem to like it
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