Re: Patch for 9.1: initdb -C option

From: "Kevin Grittner" <Kevin(dot)Grittner(at)wicourts(dot)gov>
To: "David Christensen" <david(at)endpoint(dot)com>, "Robert Haas" <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: "KaiGai Kohei" <kaigai(at)ak(dot)jp(dot)nec(dot)com>, "PostgreSQL-development Hackers" <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Patch for 9.1: initdb -C option
Date: 2010-07-23 13:51:51
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David Christensen <david(at)endpoint(dot)com> wrote:

> At this point, I have no real preference for this patch; it is
> just as easy to echo line >> datadir/postgresql.conf, so perhaps
> that makes this patch somewhat pointless.

On reflection, I'm inclined to agree.

> I suppose there's a shaky argument to be made for Windows
> compatibility, but I'm sure there's also an equivalent
> functionality to be found in the windows shell.

The Windows command shell supports the echo command and >> to

> Like I said in the original submission, I found it helpful for
> the programmatic configuration of a number of simultaneous node,
> but if it's not generally useful to the community at large, I'll
> understand if it's punted.

Unless someone can show a significant benefit beyond >> appends,
I'll do that in a couple days.


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