On 14 January 2013 15:29, Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com> wrote:
> Tom Lane wrote:
> > Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> writes:
> > > Here is a patch to add an option -I/--idempotent to pg_ctl, the result
> > > of which is that pg_ctl doesn't error on start or stop if the server is
> > > already running or already stopped.
> > Idempotent is a ten-dollar word. Can we find something that average
> > people wouldn't need to consult a dictionary to understand?
> --no-error perhaps?
Couldn't that be misconstrued as to suppress any type of error?
I personally can't think of something terse enough to put into a
descriptive long-word option that would adequately describe the change in
behaviour it provides.
--suppress-error-when-target-status-already-present ... bit too wordy. ;)
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