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Re: psql man page error?

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
Cc: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: psql man page error?
Date: 2006-12-06 05:25:26
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Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us> writes:
> Well, it is even worse because some versions of echo automatically
> interpret backslashes, so it would have to be \\x.  I am thinking we
> should just leave it as I have it now, unless we want to use 'awk' or
> 'perl' where we know the backslash behavior.

The example as you have it now is directly contradictory to the
published spec.

I agree with Simon's suggestion to remove "-e" from the example
(thereby making it spec-compliant) and add a parenthetical remark
suggesting that standards-challenged versions of echo might need "-e".

			regards, tom lane

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