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Re: Must be table owner to truncate?

From: Kevin Hunter <hunteke(at)earlham(dot)edu>
To: Postgres General List <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Must be table owner to truncate?
Date: 2008-07-30 11:36:35
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At 3:45p -0400 on Mon, 28 Jul 2008, Said Ramirez wrote:
> According to the documentation,
> ,
> only the owner can truncate a table. Which means the non-owner must
> either log in/ switch roles as the owner, or they can just run a DELETE.

Well that's interesting.  From a security standpoint, what's the
difference between an unqualified DELETE and a TRUNCATE?

Also interesting to note that TRUNCATE is transaction safe, but not MVCC
safe.  Good to know, good to know ...


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