Andreas Pflug wrote:
> Before the thread concentrates too much on a decent default value, I'm
> posting a fresh version of the patch, for some more discussion. Current
> default for pg_logfile_prefix is 'postgresql-', may the committers
> decide which name is The Perfect One.
> All previous suggestions have been included, (nb: abstimein is not
> usable, because it ereports(ERROR) on failure; we want to skip wrong
> files gracefully, so I'm using ParseDateTime and DecodeDateTime instead).
> I'd still need feedback on pg_dir_ls: should it merely return a setof
> text, or should I enrich it to a record returning all stat data? After
> spending another thought on it, I believe the more sql-like approach is
> to deliver a full-featured record which is selected for the desired
> data, not adding columns with functions.
OK, new idea. Forget about modifying pg_dir_ls(). Instead add
pg_file_stat the returns the file size, times. You can then easily use
that for file size and times. Also, if you want, add an is_dir boolean
so people can write functions that walk the directory tree.
I noticed we had a big logging discussion during 7.4 beta about logging
and log rotation. This patch is clearly superior to the ideas we had at
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