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Re: scripts and ~/.psqlrc

From: "Tomeh, Husam" <htomeh(at)firstam(dot)com>
To: teknet(at)poczta(dot)onet(dot)pl, pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: scripts and ~/.psqlrc
Date: 2005-10-18 20:24:11
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" PGPASSWORD sets the password used if the server demands password
authentication. Use of this environment variable is not recommended for
security reasons (some operating systems allow non-root users to see
process environment variables via ps); instead consider using the
~/.pgpass file  "


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Sent: Saturday, October 15, 2005 9:08 AM
To: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: [ADMIN] scripts and ~/.psqlrc


I want to write some scripts which could connect to databse and work in
background. I want to avoid situation in which i have to
manually/interactively give appriopriate password everytime i query

How can i do it in most easily way ?

I found that there is ~/.psqlrc file which could be used as
configuration file for user. Can i put there databsename, hostname,
username and most important: password ?, so i could connect to my
database only by typing:


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