On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 11:31 AM, David Christensen <da...@endpoint.com> wrote:
> On Jul 21, 2010, at 9:42 AM, Robert Haas wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 10:24 AM, Peter Eisentraut <pete...@gmx.net> wrote:
>>> On tis, 2010-07-20 at 11:48 -0400, Robert Haas wrote:
>>>> It's tempting to propose making .psqlrc apply only in interactive
>>>> mode, period.  But that would be an incompatibility with previous
>>>> releases, and I'm not sure it's the behavior we want, either.
>>> What is a use case for having .psqlrc be read in noninteractive use?
>> Well, for example, if I hate the new ASCII format with a fiery passion
>> that can never be quenched (and, by the way, I do), then I'd like this
>> to apply:
>> \pset linestyle old-ascii
>> Even when I do this:
>> psql -c '...whatever...'
> Well, tossing out two possible solutions:
> 1) .psqlrc + .psql_profile (kinda like how bash separates out the 
> interactive/non-interactive parts).  Kinda yucky, but it's a working solution.
> 2) have a flag which explicitly includes the psqlrc file in non-interactive 
> use (perhaps if -x is available, use it for the analogue to -X).

Hmm.  Well, that still doesn't solve the problem that -c and -f do
different things with respect to psqlrc, does it?

Robert Haas
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