Bruce Momjian wrote:
> Alvaro Herrera wrote:
> > Bruce Momjian escribi?:
> > > Have a 'format=auto' mode that does aligned/wrapped/expanded, but only
> > > for screen output --- file/pipe would still use aligned. And have
> > > 'format=wrapped' affect file/pipe by requiring the user to specify the
> > > width, or use a default of 72.
> > I have a different question. Why are we mixing file and pipe output? I
> > think the use cases are different and perhaps we should use different
> > defaults.
> > For example, most people I've seen writing shell scripts involving psql
> > output have to pass the -A flag all the time. Perhaps we could change
> > the default output to unaligned for pipes?
> Yes, that would make sense to me.
> I think the people wanting wrapped to control file/pipe don't want it as
> the default, but want _some_ way of getting wrapped output into a file.
Let me add that the patch as it was posted does not have wrapping
affecting file/pipe output unless you also specify a column width with
\pset. This seemed the most logical and tried to satisfy the most
people. You can see this in the documentation changes of the patch:
I have now clarified the documentation in the patch.
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