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Re: pg_restore options issues

From: "Oliver Elphick" <olly(at)lfix(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: PostgreSQL Development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: pg_restore options issues
Date: 2001-01-07 13:42:16
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Peter Eisentraut wrote:
  >pg_restore has some options that are supposed to allow restoring some or
  >all indexes/tables/triggers/etc.  For example
  >pg_restore --table
  >restores all tables and
  >pg_restore --table=my_table
  >restores only the named table.  The equivalent short option is -t but it
  >does not allow restoring all tables, since it requires an argument.  I
  >suggest that an argument of '*' also means to restore all tables.

I don't like that; it will need to be escaped with \ or the shell will
substitute the contents of the current directory for the *.

Why not use `-t all' or `-A'?

You should also change the help text a bit:

  -t [table], --table[=table] 	 dump for this table only

gives no hint that omitting `=table' will restore all tables.

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