Thread: pg_dump

From:
"stephen"
Date:

I am trying to run pg_dump from a perl script.

 

I do this:

 

system("pg_dump -U postgres eventOrganizer");

 

and it fires it up but it then wants me to manually enter the password. I couldn’t find any option to enter the password as part of the call. Is there one? Is there any other way to do this?

 

Stephen Choularton

0413 545 182

02 9999 2226

 

From:
Tom Lane
Date:

"stephen" <> writes:
> I am trying to run pg_dump from a perl script.

> I do this:

> system("pg_dump -U postgres eventOrganizer");

> and it fires it up but it then wants me to manually enter the password.
> I couldn't find any option to enter the password as part of the call. Is
> there one? Is there any other way to do this?

There is no way to put it on the command line, and you wouldn't want to
use it if there was, because that would expose the password to anyone
able to run "ps".  Instead, put the password in a ~/.pgpass file for the
user running the perl script.  See
http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.2/static/libpq-pgpass.html

            regards, tom lane

From:
"Thanigaivel Vinayagam-TLS,Chennai"
Date:

Hi,

 

Open PostgreSQL\8.1\data\pg_hba.conf and change the method to trust, then it will not ask password.

 

Regds

Thanigaivel

 

 


From: [mailto:] On Behalf Of stephen
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 9:16 PM
To: 'Postgresql'
Subject: [NOVICE] pg_dump

 

I am trying to run pg_dump from a perl script.

 

I do this:

 

system("pg_dump -U postgres eventOrganizer");

 

and it fires it up but it then wants me to manually enter the password. I couldn’t find any option to enter the password as part of the call. Is there one? Is there any other way to do this?

 

Stephen Choularton

0413 545 182

02 9999 2226

 

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