Thank You, Barbara,
See Klint Gore's solution -- that's the one I used and it worked for
me quite well.
On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 2:38 PM, Barbara Figueirido
> Matthew Pettis wrote:
>> I have a database I can psql into... How can I determine what its
>> absolute path is so I can use pg_ctl on it to restart it? Because
>> when I use pg_ctl, it tells me I have to provide it in the -D flag as
>> an argument.
> Hi. I'm quite a novice, but I think I can help. In need of determining
> the path to the data, I use an indirect method: since different
> distributions have different paths, I try to locate the pg_hba.conf
> file, which resides on the same directory as your data (with the command
> "find / -name 'pg_hba.conf'" (without the double quotes) issued as root).
> But since your postmaster is running, I would rather try the following:
> ps auwx |grep postmaster
> this tells you whether it is in fact running, and if it is, tells you
> also the path where the -D flag points to.
> Hope this is somehow useful. Best regards,
It is from the wellspring of our despair and the places that we are
broken that we come to repair the world.
-- Murray Waas
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