Re: Fwd: Bug#308535: postgresql-client: [psql] manual page does not document ~/.pgpass file

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Martin Pitt <mpitt(at)debian(dot)org>
Cc: PostgreSQL Bugs <pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Fwd: Bug#308535: postgresql-client: [psql] manual page does not document ~/.pgpass file
Date: 2005-05-13 13:49:27
Message-ID: 23305.1115992167@sss.pgh.pa.us
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Martin Pitt <mpitt(at)debian(dot)org> writes:
> We recently got the bug report below. Do you agree that documenting
> ~/.pgpass in psql(1) is a good idea?

On that theory we'd have to replicate large parts of the libpq
documentation on every one of the "client application" pages,
which doesn't seem very maintainable. (.pgpass is just the tip
of the iceberg; the "environment variables" and "SSL support"
pages are also pretty critical for users to know about.)

I agree that there needs to be some more prominent mention,
but this doesn't look like the way to do it. Maybe some
"see also" links?

regards, tom lane

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