> The functionality provided by PGPASSWORD should not be removed
> unless there is a functionality other than .pgpass, which is fine for
> some uses and not for others, that will provide similar functionality.
> That could be psql and pg_dump and the like accepting a password on the
> command line as I stated earlier.
Putting the password on the command line would be even more of a
security problem than PGPASSWORD is now. I agree that an alternative to
,pgpass would be useful, but it needs to be a *secure* alternative.
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