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Re: Command names

From: "Adam Lang" <aalang(at)rutgersinsurance(dot)com>
To: "PGSQL General" <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Command names
Date: 2000-09-28 14:37:46
Message-ID: 007201c02959$ab662480$330a0a0a@Adam (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-general
I'd assume a problem with changing all the commands now is that it may break
a lot of people's scripts and programs.

Adam Lang
Systems Engineer
Rutgers Casualty Insurance Company
----- Original Message -----
From: "Keith L. Musser" <kmusser(at)idisys(dot)com>
To: "PGSQL-General" <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2000 9:39 AM
Subject: [GENERAL] Command names

I know all of you are accustomed to the command line interface for pgsql.
(Of course, some of you created it!)  However, I'd be interested if anyone
else feels the way I do....

I would prefer to have a consistent set of names for the commands.  For
I propose the following:

Instead of this            use this.
createdb                    pg_createdb
createuser                 pg_createuser
destroydb                  pg_destroydb
initdb                        pg_initdb
initlocation                 pg_initlocation
pgaccess                   pg_accessgui
pgadmin                    pg_admin
pg_dump                   pg_dump
pg_dumpall                pg_dumpall
postgres                    pg_single
postmaster                pg_master
psql                          pg_access
vacuumdb                  pg_vacuumdb
???                           pg_help (list all these commands)

Not that it is terribly difficult the way it is.  But I simply think that a
consistent set of names would help new users, and help to prevent conflicts
with other commands in the PATH.  Any comments?

- Keith

Keith L. Musser
Integrated Dynamics, Inc.
email:  kmusser(at)idisys(dot)com

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