Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> writes:
> > g9genarc(at)eddie:~$ psql -h /var/pgsql --help
> > psql was compiled without support for long options.
> > Use --help for help on invocation options.
> > I guess that it was confused by having both options at once, since
> > "psql --help" works fine (i.e. the long options *do* work).
> While this message is confusing, it's factually correct. ;-)
Yes, confusing it is.
> So --help was the next best (or even better IMHO) choice, and to support
> it on all installations we had to give it some special treatment.
That's fine, but IMO "psql -h /var/pgsql --help" and "psql --help"
should either both work, or both not work. Of course, this is not a
huge issue, but it did make me rub my eyes (to make sure I wasn't
seeing a ghost) the first time I've encountered it. :)
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