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Re: [PATCHES] pg_dumpall should permit quiet operation

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: "Neil T(dot) Spring" <nspring(at)cs(dot)washington(dot)edu>,pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org,143992(at)bugs(dot)debian(dot)org
Subject: Re: [PATCHES] pg_dumpall should permit quiet operation
Date: 2002-06-21 14:02:51
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Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> Without showing the database being dumped, the entire output of
> pg_dumpall seems pretty useless so you may as well pipe the whole output
> to /dev/null.  I don't think a quiet feature for pg_dumpall has enough
> use for ordinary users. Sorry.

You seem to have missed the point completely - Neil wanted to suppress
the normal progress messages *on stderr* so that he'd only get an email
report when there was an abnormal event.  That request seemed fine to
me, though I thought the patch itself might have some portability
issues.  If it were recoded to follow the style of the existing boolean
options in pg_dumpall then I'd recommend accepting it.

			regards, tom lane

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