Tom Lane wrote:
> Bruce Momjian <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > Tom Lane wrote:
> >> Uh, why is that a good idea?
> > Well, suppose you want all your users to use the same psqlrc file. 
> > Instead of creating symlinks for every user, you can just set PSQLRC in
> > /etc/profile and everyone gets it.
> ... but people who want to make their own .psqlrc can't?  At least not
> till it occurs to them to unset PSQLRC?  I don't really see the use-case
> here.  James' stated problem of setting a default search_path could be

If they want their own, the just unset PSQLRC in their .profile.

> handled at least as effectively through either PGOPTIONS or server-side
> GUC settings (postgresql.conf, or per-user or per-database variable
> settings).
> I'm not averse to inventing PSQLRC if there's actually some case it
> solves better than any of our existing mechanisms.  But so far it seems
> like a solution desperately in search of a problem.

I think most/all applications that look for a file in the user directory
have either a global place they look too, or a way to control where to
look for it.  This seems pretty Unix standard, I think we should follow

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