Andrew Dunstan wrote:
> Tom Lane wrote:
>> Dave Page <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
>>> pg_dumpall -g  -- Dump roles and tablespaces per current behaviour
>>> pg_dumpall -gr -- Dump roles only (or users and groups)
>>> pg_dumpall -gt -- Dump tablespaces only
>> This seems a bit ugly, mainly because (1) it doesn't have a natural
>> translation to long-form switches, and (2) it screws up the usual
>> habit of merging multiple single-letter switches into one argument.
>> Perhaps something like
>>     --roles-only
>>     --tablespaces-only
>>     --globals-only
>> Not sure if there are free single-letter codes for the first two,
>> but on the whole I'm more interested in having sane long-form names
>> than sane short ones ...
> I agree. In fact, as I understand the patch it would also allow "-g r"
> and "-g t", and that seems ugly too.
> We don't have to have a short form for every long option - e.g. initdb
> has several like --no-locale for which there is no corresponding short
> form. I suggest we make the new options long form only, along the lines
> Tom suggests.

OK, no probs. I'll fix it up as Tom suggests.

Regards, Dave.

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