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Re: Changing the continuation-line prompt in psql?

From: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Changing the continuation-line prompt in psql?
Date: 2011-04-29 15:14:10
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On Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 17:09, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
> Over at
> there's an interesting thread about a novice who forgot to put a
> semicolon at the end of his SQL commands, and what psql might do to be
> a little more friendly at the beginning of the learning curve.  We see
> similar complaints every so often, so it seems like something that would
> be worth doing something about.  Several ideas were mentioned, but the
> one that seemed to get the most approval was to make psql's PROMPT2
> (the continuation line prompt) more visibly different from PROMPT1.
> I've got to agree that the difference between
>        postgres=>
>        postgres->
> is on the subtle side.  Two different possible changes were suggested:
> * Drop the database name from PROMPT2, so you see
>        postgres=>
>        ->

Definite -1 on that option - your query no longer lines up, and if you
then for example open it in an editor, indentation changes.

 Magnus Hagander

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