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Re: BUG #3059: psql to 'postgres' shortcut

From: Raymond Naseef <raymondnaseef(at)yahoo(dot)com>
To: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>, Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
Cc: Phil Frost <phil(at)macprofessionals(dot)com>, pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: BUG #3059: psql to 'postgres' shortcut
Date: 2007-02-28 00:25:38
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Dear Team,

I checked the shortcut and was unable to find any note about "close on exit" or anything like that.  The .bat method sounds wonderful, and I would appreciate such a change to make the product a little more responsive.

Thank you for your consideration and time,

Raymond Naseef

P.S. I apologize if my email were not being sent properly.  I will pay close attention to this going forward.

----- Original Message ----
From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
Cc: Phil Frost <phil(at)macprofessionals(dot)com>; Raymond Naseef <raymondnaseef(at)yahoo(dot)com>; pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2007 2:08:38 PM
Subject: Re: [BUGS] BUG #3059: psql to 'postgres' shortcut

Magnus Hagander wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 27, 2007 at 09:06:17AM -0500, Phil Frost wrote:
> > Hrm...I haven't used windows for a while now, but isn't there an  
> > option on all shortcuts to command-line programs to make the shell  
> > pause on exit? It is something like, right click on shortcut, select  
> > 'properties', uncheck 'close shell on exit'. It would seem this would  
> > solve the problem of not being able to see errors, while also not  
> > adding a pause for programs which execute psql.bat directly.
> Yes, that is exactly the point -it would be very annoying in all other
> cases, as Bruce pointed out.
> I guess another option would be to add a commandline option to psql to
> pause on error, but I don't think that's going to fly ;-)

I just ran a test on Unix and found psql exits with '2' if the password
fails.  In fact, looking at the psql sources I see:
    #ifndef EXIT_SUCCESS
    #define EXIT_SUCCESS 0
    #ifndef EXIT_FAILURE
    #define EXIT_FAILURE 1
    #define EXIT_BADCONN 2
    #define EXIT_USER 3

Notice EXIT_BADCONN.  So, what if we call psql from a batch file, and
check for a '2' exit status, and then issue a pause for only that case?

  Bruce Momjian  <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>

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