On Wed, Mar 07, 2018 at 09:37:26PM +0100, Pavel Stehule wrote:
> 2018-03-07 21:31 GMT+01:00 Daniel Verite <dan...@manitou-mail.org>:
> > David Fetter wrote:
> > > We have some inconsistency here in that fewer table formats are
> > > supported, but I think asciidoc, etc., do this correctly via
> > > invocations like:
> > >
> > > psql -P format=asciidoc -o foo.adoc -AtXc 'TABLE foo'
> > -A is equivalent to -P format=unaligned, so in the above
> > invocation, it cancels the effect of -P format=asciidoc.
> > Anyway -P format=name on the command line
> > is the same as "\pset format name" as a
> > metacommand, so it works for all formats.
> > Some formats (unaligned, html) have corresponding
> > command-line options (-A, -H), and others don't.
> > In this patch, -C is used so that csv would be in the
> > category of formats that can be switched on with the simpler
> > invocation on the command line.
> > If we don't like that, we can leave out -C for future use
> > and let users write -P format=csv.
> > That's not the best choice from my POV though, as csv
> > is a primary choice to export tabular data.
> -C can be used for certificates or some similar. I like csv, but I am not
> sure, so it is too important to get short option (the list of free chars
> will be only shorter)
+1 for not using up a single-letter option for this.
David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org> http://fetter.org/
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