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editing pg_hba.conf

From: Eric Jarvies <ej(at)csl(dot)com(dot)mx>
To: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: editing pg_hba.conf
Date: 2008-06-25 01:59:16
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i have installed postgresql, and it's up and running fine, using the  
postgres user account.  however, when i run the pgadmin III utility,  
and attempt to File>Open pg_hba.conf file, i cannot select it from  
it's /data folder because it is obviously locked.  i am using my  
default os x user account, and so i clearly to not have access to that  
postgres user folder.  although i have a postgres user account, i do  
not have a postgres user account listed under my Preferences >  
Accounts.  should i create one here?  or is there any way to make the  
existing postgres account visible in my Accounts list?

so, the question is; what would i need to do in order to make that  
file easily selectable/editable using the pgadmin III utility  
File>Open pg_hba.conf?  whilst remaining logged in using my default os  
x user account?

i would prefer being able to use pgadmin to edit this file, instead of  
having to use Terminal > sudo su > su -l postgres > vi/emacs  
pg_hba.conf.  also, i have not had much success in using vi or emacs  
to edit the file, because it is read only, and i haven't been able to  
figure out how to overcome that(i've shut down the postgresql server).

thus, any advice would be greatly appreciated.


eric jarvies


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