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Peter Eisentraut wrote: | Andrew Hammond wrote: | |>There was recently a huge thread in hackers about the value of making |>postgres easier to install and use. I think this script makes |>postgres easier to use for those of us who can't use syslog. | | | So you're replacing | | pg_ctl | rotatelogs | | which everyone learns in his first hour of using Unix, by some arbitary | command-line option that people are going to have to learn.
No, pg_ctl | rotatelogs will still work as well as it did before. However, for those people who don't _know_ about rotatelogs and are reading the manual page for pg_ctl, the -r option will point them in the correct dirrection. On a related note,
pg_ctl > $log_file
has already been replaced by the the arbitrary -l command-line option. Clearly somebody thought there was some value to be had there and I see the same sort of value for the -r option.
| Next week, we'll see four or five additional patches to add support | for all the other log rotation programs.
Personally, I'd see this as a good thing since it helps people try different tools and pick the one that's right for them. However I doubt it will happen since the other log rotation tools work differently. pg_ctl simply doesn't make sense as a place to integrate them.
| Soon, we'll run out of logical option letters. How does that improve anything?
I thought that was the definition of "feature complete". :)
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