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Re: Possible TODO item: copy to/from pipe

From: Andreas Pflug <pgadmin(at)pse-consulting(dot)de>
To:
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: Possible TODO item: copy to/from pipe
Date: 2006-05-31 15:41:04
Message-ID: 447DB910.2020607@pse-consulting.de (view raw or flat)
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Andreas Pflug wrote:

> 
> Won't help too much, until gzip's output is piped back too, so a 
> replacement for COPY .. TO STDOUT COMPRESSED  would be
> COPY ... TO '| /bin/gzip |' STDOUT, to enable clients to receive the 
> reduced stuff.

Forgot to mention:
COPY COMPRESSED was also meant to introduce a portable format that's 
efficient for both text and binary data. Relying on some external XYZzip 
version seems not too portable to me.

Regards,
Andreas

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