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Re: pg_dump --comment?

From: Harald Fuchs <hf517(at)protecting(dot)net>
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: pg_dump --comment?
Date: 2004-05-28 10:55:59
Message-ID: pu3c5kvn0g.fsf@srv.protecting.net (view raw or flat)
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In article <40B69F86(dot)2020002(at)bignerdranch(dot)com>,
Chris Campbell <chris(at)bignerdranch(dot)com> writes:

> I've encountered a situation where I'd like to store some information
> about the database when I do a pg_dump. For instance, the timestamp of
> the dump. And some other information that I pull from the database.

> If pg_dump had a --comment flag that allowed me to pass a string that
> would be stored inside the dumpfile, that I could then retrieve in
> some way (without doing a full restore of the dump), that would meet
> my needs. In discussing this idea with other people, it sounded like a
> general-use feature that mankind as a whole could benefit from. :)

Why don't you just do

  ( echo "-- This is my comment"
    pg_dump whatever
  ) > dumpfile

?


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