Dave Page wrote:
>>[mailto:pgsql-hackers-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org] On Behalf Of Andreas Pflug
>>Sent: 31 May 2006 16:41
>>Cc: Tom Lane; pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
>>Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Possible TODO item: copy to/from pipe
>>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
>>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
>>version seems not too portable to me.
> It does have that advantage. Gzip and others are not particularly
> Windows friendly for example.
... as most windows programs are pipe agnostic.
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