Re: disable prompting by default in createuser

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: pgsql-hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: disable prompting by default in createuser
Date: 2011-12-22 19:26:00
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On lör, 2011-11-26 at 01:28 +0200, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> I propose that we change createuser so that it does not prompt for
> anything by default. We can arrange options so that you can get prompts
> for whatever is missing, but by default, a call to createuser should
> just run CREATE USER with default options. The fact that createuser
> issues prompts is always annoying when you create setup scripts, because
> you have to be careful to specify all the necessary options, and they
> are inconsistent and different between versions (although the last
> change about that was a long time ago), and the whole behavior seems
> contrary to the behavior of all other utilities. I don't think there'd
> be a real loss by not prompting by default; after all, we don't really
> want to encourage users to create more superusers, do we? Comments?

Patch attached. I'll add it to the next commitfest.

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createuser-noprompt.patch text/x-patch 10.4 KB

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