On Tue, Sep 6, 2016 at 2:08 PM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote: >> The not-quoting-if-not-needed doesn't appear to do anything useful for me: >> 'pg-install/bin/pg_ctl' -D 'pg-install/var/data' -l logfile start > > Dash is considered a character that needs quoting. It might be possible > to avoid that if we could be certain that appendShellString's output would > never be placed in a spot where it could be taken for a switch, but that > seems like a large assumption to me. Or maybe we could treat it as > forcing quotes only if it starts the string; but I don't personally care > enough to write the code for that. Feel free if you want to.
Wouldn't it be taken for a switch even with quoting? Quoting "-D" seems to work fine, which would suggest the above is true. -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers