2013/1/14 Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>:
> Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com> writes:
>> Tom Lane wrote:
>>> Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> writes:
>>>> Here is a patch to add an option -I/--idempotent to pg_ctl, the result
>>>> of which is that pg_ctl doesn't error on start or stop if the server is
>>>> already running or already stopped.
>>> Idempotent is a ten-dollar word. Can we find something that average
>>> people wouldn't need to consult a dictionary to understand?
>> --no-error perhaps?
> Meh, that's probably going too far in the direction of imprecision.
> The point of this patch is that only very specific errors are
> I don't have a better idea though. It'd be easier if there were
> separate switches for the two cases, then you could call them
> --ok-if-running and --ok-if-stopped. But that's not very workable,
> if only because both would want the same single-letter abbreviation.
Dickson S. Guedes
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