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Re: Copy function syntax on 8.1

From: "Mike G(dot)" <mike(at)thegodshalls(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Copy function syntax on 8.1
Date: 2005-08-30 19:49:53
Message-ID: 20050830194953.GA10572@localhost.localdomain (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-novice
Thank you.

Perhaps this should be added to the TODO list?  New section specifically for issues related to this?


On Tue, Aug 30, 2005 at 01:54:56PM -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> "Mike G." <mike(at)thegodshalls(dot)com> writes:
> > On the non windows platforms you can issue the copy statement and the file path syntax is exactly the same as if you were changing directories in a shell.  No special escaping or syntax is needed.
> > It would be nice if the same could be done for those forced to use windows.
> Well, that's one reason why we are migrating towards backslashes not
> being special in strings.  It's going to take awhile to get there,
> though, because we can't just change it without a lot of advance notice.
> There are too many programs that would break.
> 			regards, tom lane
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