Bruce Momjian wrote:
Alvaro Herrera wrote:
Bruce Momjian wrote:

If you type 'help' it just repeats the startup banner suggestion:

        test=> help
        You are using psql, the command-line interface to PostgreSQL.
        Type \? for help.
I think we wanted to have more information in 'help', not less.  Making
it just repeat the startup info is not very helpful.

I thought about that, but aren't we just repeating the top of \?.  Is
that helpful? Should we just display \?.

I am a little confused here. The whole point of this patch is to remove all extraneous information from the startup banner and push it to a "help" screen. Thus type help for help.

If you type help you get your help options.

I know we decided not to do that, but I am trying to figure out what the
goal if 'help' is? To display the most frequently-used help commands? Aren't they at the top of \?.

The purpose of help is to provide what help options there are available to those who need them.

Joshua D. Drake

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