Joshua Berkus <> writes:
> What happens currently if we have an \include in postgresql.conf for a file 
> which doesn't exist?  Is it ignored, or do we error out?

It's an error, and I think changing that would be a really bad idea.

> If it could just be ignored, maybe with a note in the logs, then we could be 
> a lot more flexible.

There might be a use case for a separate directive include_if_exists,
or some such name.  But I think the user should have to tell us very
clearly that it's okay for the file to not be found.

                        regards, tom lane

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