On 8/21/06, Bruce Momjian <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
Tom Lane wrote:
> Neil Conway <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > On Mon, 2006-08-21 at 19:27 +0300, Martin Atukunda wrote:
> >> If readline is used by psql, a history file is automatically used.
> >> This patch adds the special file name 'none', which if set as the
> >> HISTFILE parameter, will cause psql not to use the history file.
> > I think it would be cleaner to use a separate \set variable to control
> > whether a history file is written, rather than needlessly overloading
> > the meaning of HISTFILE.
> Why is this useful at all?  There's already the -n (don't use readline)
> switch.

Seems he wants readline without history, perhaps for security.  Doesn't
setting HISTFILE to /dev/null work?

hmm, setting HISTFILE to /dev/null doesn't work on my MacOSX here. so
I whipped up this patch.

- Martin -

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