> However, I very often find myself resorting to the much more tedious > > select * from pg_settings where name like '%foo%'; > > when I want to see some related parameters, or when I'm a bit > fuzzy on the exact name of the parameter.
Been there many times, so +1 for the general idea.
> In the discussion about adding privileges for GUCs , there > was a proposal to add a new psql backslash command to show GUCs, > which could reduce this problem to something like > > \dcp *foo*
+1. As for command name, I like \show as proposed by Pavel.