On Tuesday 14 October 2003 23:38, Tom Lane wrote:
> Ian Barwick <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > A patch for this using PQescapeString (is there another preferred
> > method?) is attached as a possible solution.
> Surely all those replacements of \\ with \\\\ are wrong.

The slash in the slash command gets escaped too...:

#include <stdio.h>
#include "libpq-fe.h"

main() {
  char *s, *r;

  s = "\\d";

  printf("%s\n", s);

  r = (char *) malloc(strlen(s) * 2);
  PQescapeString(r, s, strlen(s));
  printf("%s\n", r);

  if(strcmp(r, "\\\\d") == 0) {


Without \\\\ tab expansion for slash commands doesn't work.

There may of course be better ways of solving this problem.

Ian Barwick

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