|| at Feb 12, 2007 at 9:35 am
Magnus Hagander wrote:
On Mon, Feb 12, 2007 at 12:13:49PM +0900, Paul Lambert wrote:
I'd like to make a suggestion for a change to the windows installation
for Postgres if permissable... not sure if this is the right list to be
Suggestion as follows:
Have the install update the PATH environment variable to include the
Postgres BIN directory to enable things to be run from commandline (such
as psql) without having to switch into that directory.
We've talked about this before, and rejected it. The reason is that it
breaks when you have more than one version installed on the same system.
We've considered adding a checkbox (off by default) to the installation
that would set it, though, but the demand just hasn't been there yet ;-)
Does it not help to just use the "Command Prompt" shortcut on the
PostgreSQL menu in the start menu?
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I'm setting up some batch jobs that perform various tasks, some of which
will involve psql. I've manually adjusted the path variable on my server
in this instance, however I can see that multiple versions may result in
some undesired behavior.
A checkbox would work, providing it removes the pre-existing
installations reference in the path variable... otherwise you could be
unknowingly running the wrong version of programs and seeing unexpected
Apparently this fact didn't cross my mind when I decided to make the
I blame my ignorance on years of using M$ SQL server.