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Re: [despammed] A question about postmaster and postgresql commands

From: Andreas Kretschmer <akretschmer(at)despammed(dot)com>
To: PostgreSQL Novice <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [despammed] A question about postmaster and postgresql commands
Date: 2005-05-24 08:01:58
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am  24.05.2005, um  9:50:56 +0200 mailte Agustín Caminero Herráez folgendes:
> Hi!
> Can anybody tell me what the difference between postmaster and posgresql 
> is?
> More accurately, what's the difference between running the following 
> commands?
> /usr/local/pgsql/bin/postmaster -D /usr/local/pgsql/data >logfile 2>&1 &

It starts the postmaster-process. This is the main process of pg.

> and
> /etc/init.d/postgresql start

This is a unix-like start/stop - script. You have any other scripts like
this, and you can run this scripts like '/etc/init.d/SCRIPT start' or
with 'stop' as parameter tu start/stop several services in the same way.

Please do a 'less /etc/init.d/postgresql', and you can see how this
script works.

Regards, Andreas
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