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Re: Possible TODO item: copy to/from pipe

From: Chris Browne <cbbrowne(at)acm(dot)org>
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Possible TODO item: copy to/from pipe
Date: 2006-05-31 17:51:45
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pgadmin(at)pse-consulting(dot)de (Andreas Pflug) writes:
> Dave Page wrote:
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>> From: pgsql-hackers-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org
>>> [mailto:pgsql-hackers-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org] On Behalf Of Andreas
>>> Pflug
>>>Sent: 31 May 2006 16:41
>>>Cc: Tom Lane; pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
>>>Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Possible TODO item: copy to/from pipe
>>>Andreas Pflug wrote:
>>>> Won't help too much, until gzip's output is piped back too, so a
>>>> replacement for COPY .. TO STDOUT COMPRESSED  would be
>>>> COPY ... TO '| /bin/gzip |' STDOUT, to enable clients to
>>> receive the
>>>>reduced stuff.
>>>Forgot to mention:
>>> COPY COMPRESSED was also meant to introduce a portable format
>>> that's efficient for both text and binary data. Relying on some
>>> external XYZzip version seems not too portable to me.
>> It does have that advantage. Gzip and others are not particularly
>> Windows friendly for example.
> ... as most windows programs are pipe agnostic.

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