Stephen Frost wrote: > That's not how '\dx' works, as I pointed out, so I don't see having the > second character being 'x' to imply "\x mode" makes sense.
\gx means "like \g but output with expanded display" It turns out that it's semantically close to "\g with \x" so I refered to it like that as a shortcut upthread, my fault. It was never meant to establish a precedent that combining two letters would mean "do the first one-letter command and the second as a sub-command" which indeed woud be inconsistent with the existing \ef, \sf, \sv, \d[*] and so on. > I can't recall ever using the other formatting toggles (aligned, HTML, > and tuples only) before in interactive sessions, except (rarely) with > \o. \a is handy to read sizeable chunks of text in fields that contain newlines, and personally I need it on a regular basis in interactive sessions. It depends on the kind of data you have to work with. Best regards, -- Daniel Vérité PostgreSQL-powered mailer: http://www.manitou-mail.org Twitter: @DanielVerite -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers