On Mon, 2005-01-17 at 00:54 -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
> -t s1.t1
> [...] without any quoting rules it would then become impossible to
> deal with names containing dots.
Ah, yeah -- sorry, I was focusing on case conversion rather than quoting
> Are we willing to blow off that case?
> Or is it better to drop that part of the proposal?
I would be OK with just ignoring this case, but on reflection I would
prefer removing the "-t schema.table" syntax. Removing the feature
resolves the quoting issue and also simplifies pg_dump's behavior. We
lose the ability to dump table t1 in schema s1 and table t2 in schema s2
in a single command, but
(a) you can specify "-t t1 -t t2 -n s1 -n s2", although this might also
dump t1.s2 and/or t2.s1
(b) you can just run pg_dump twice, specifying the appropriate -t and -n
options each time
So the behavior would be that suggested earlier by David Skoll:
> pg_dump -t t1 -- Dump table t1 in any schema
> pg_dump -n s1 -- Dump all of schema s1
> pg_dump -t t1 -n s1 -- Dump t1 in s1
> pg_dump -t t1 -t t2 -n s1 -- Dump s1.t1 and s1.t2
> pg_dump -t t1 -t t2 -n s1 -n s2 -- Dump s1.t1, s1.t2, s2.t1 and s2.t2
We'd only raise an error if we found no matching tables/schemas, as was
hashed out in July.
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