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Re: Misc. Win32 questions

From: "Magnus Hagander" <mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net>
To: "Ian Barwick" <barwick(at)gmail(dot)com>,<pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Misc. Win32 questions
Date: 2004-12-12 17:53:00
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>can someone confirm the following obvervations / questions 
>regarding PostgreSQL on Windows (I'm writing an article and don't want
>to give wrong information):
>- the directory with the various bin utilities (initdb etc.)  isn't
>appended to the system path during installation;

Correct. However, we are planning to add it as an *option* for those who
want it. It will never be necessary.

>- a reboot during / after installation is not necessary;

Normally, correct. A reboot may be required when upgrading from an
earlier version if that one is not stopped by default. But in all normal
cases, reboot is not requried.

>- there's no tab-expansion support in psql. Is that a licensing
>issue or a Windows issue?

Definitly not a licensing issue.

>- is the only way to start initdb and co. from the Windows
>command-prompt thingy?

Correct. Apart fromt he installer that automatically calls initdb, of

>- how can I reload the server after changing a config file 
>(without forcibly 
>stopping / starting the server)?

You can either use "pg_ctl kill", or you can send a "pause" command to
the service.

>- (embarassing question) how do I execute a command on the Windows
>command line thingy where the path has a space in it (C:\Program

Put quotes around it.
"C:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\8.0.0-rc1\bin\psql" template1



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