On Mon, Dec 19, 2016 at 11:23 AM, Alvaro Herrera <alvhe...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote:
> David G. Johnston wrote: > > > Being able to do more conditional work in psql would make setting up more > > robust scripts easier and without either losing transaction capabilities > or > > session pooling for improved performance when large numbers of small > > commands are run in between flow control in done in bash. > > Have you tried to script processes in shell using a single background > psql process with which the shell code communicates using a pipe? I've > long been curious about that approach, but never had a strong need > enough to actually write the code. It should be possible. > I've envisioned and read up a bit on the approach but the cost-benefit hasn't yet made actually doing it worthwhile. I do pretty much myself run all of the scripts I've been writing - the cost-benefit ratio is likely to change once they are turned over to a non-programmer to run. David J.