Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> Simon Riggs wrote:
> > pg_ctl -D test -U foo start
> > pg_ctl -D test -W start
> > pg_ctl -D test -w stop
> > pg_ctl -D test -l fast stop
> > etc.. (16 possible error combinations in total now checked)
> I object to making these throw an error.  It is very convenient to be 
> able to alter the command line from start to stop to reload etc. 
> without having to remove or rewrite all the options that are not really 
> relevant for that particular operation.

For a command as significant as pg_ctl, I can't see how making it
_convenient_ is a good argument.

  Bruce Momjian

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