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Re: psql: default base and password reading

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Bradley McLean <brad(at)bradm(dot)net>
Cc: Adam Osuchowski <adwol(at)polsl(dot)gliwice(dot)pl>, pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: psql: default base and password reading
Date: 2001-10-12 18:17:37
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> The password reading patch may be useful, but I suggest that you
> reverse the meaning of the option, so that you do not change the
> current behavior.  This would be a normal practice for backward
> compatibility.

I like the /dev/tty fix.  I assumed we always read passwords from
/dev/tty and not stdin.  I know of no other software that even allows
passwords from stdin.  You usually have to use 'expect' for that very
purpose.  I would not even supply an option to read it from stdin.

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