* Christoph Berg (m...@debian.org) wrote: > Re: Stephen Frost 2016-10-14 <20161014113523.gz13...@tamriel.snowman.net> > > > We have a tool called pg_xlogdump in the standard installation. initdb > > > has an option --xlogdir, pg_basebackup has --xlog and others. Renaming > > > the xlog directory would make this all a bit confusing, unless we're > > > prepared to rename the programs and options as well. > > > > pg_xlogdump is not a user-facing tool, frankly, so I don't believe we > > should be terribly concerned about either leaving it named as-is or > > renaming it. I agree that we should consider adding alternative names > > to the options for initdb and pg_basebackup. > > There's actually another instance of "rename so people shoot their > feet less often" here: pg_resetxlog, which is a user-facing tool.
That is *not* a user-facing tool. > Folks on #postgresql have repeatedly been joking that it should rather > be named pg_eatmydata, given the number of "howtos" on the web that > make use of it. Maybe this is the chance to find a less > innocent-sounding name. (Or add a mandatory --rewind-my-data switch.) Not sure on the best approach here, but I agree that it's a problem that people think pg_resetxlog is some kind of recovery tool (hint: it's not). Thanks! Stephen
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