2010/3/4 Josh Berkus <j...@agliodbs.com>: > All, > > Currently, the only way for admin scripts to get individual data items > out of pg_controldata (such as the next XID or the catalog version) is > via grep and regex. Given that people are going to be relying on some of > this data for replication admin in the future, it seems past time to > have a form of pg_controldata which either outputs machine-readable text > (XML or JSON), or (my preference) takes options to output just the > invididual items, e.g.
Huh? It's fixed with, you don't need regexps for that. Just split the string apart. Taking options for single fields might have a better usecase, of course :-) > pg_controldata --catalog_version > > Even better would be the ability to get everything which is in > pg_controldata currently as part of a system view in a running > PostgreSQL; I can get most of them, but certainly not all. +1 for having all the information available from inside the backend, if that's technically possible (which I assume it should be) -- Magnus Hagander Me: http://www.hagander.net/ Work: http://www.redpill-linpro.com/ -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers