Bruce Momjian wrote:
> Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > 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
> > that.
> What if we allow the environment variable to specify a global file to
> read in addition to the home directory .psqlrc file? That seems even
> more useful.
I just checked a few apps and I see they usually allow a global config
file to be specified. How about SYSPSQLRC that adds a system-wide psql
config file to be read before the one in the home directory?
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