On Sat, Nov 05, 2011 at 04:53:56PM +0200, Peter Eisentraut wrote: > On fre, 2011-11-04 at 07:34 -0400, Noah Misch wrote: > > For "\pset format wrapped", we only use $COLUMNS when the output is a > > tty. I'm thinking it's best, although not terribly important, to > > apply the same rule to this feature. > > I think it does work that way. There is only one place where the > environment variable is queries, and it's used for both wrapped format > and expanded auto format.
You're correct; given output to a non-tty and no use of \pset columns, output_columns always becomes zero. This makes wrapped format never wrap, but it makes expanded auto mode always expand. Would it be more consistent to never expand when output_columns == 0? That is, make these give the same output: psql -X -P expanded=auto -c "select 'a' as a" psql -X -P expanded=auto -c "select 'a' as a" | cat I just noticed: the help text for \x in slashUsage() will also need an update. -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers