[OSM-dev] osm2pgsql password support documentation

Claudius claudius.h at gmx.de
Sun May 23 14:10:14 BST 2010

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Osm2pgsql says
"DB access - There is no way to specify a user's password with 
osm2pgsql. So you either have to set your DB's authentication mechanism 
to 'trust' for the user/all users or work around it by creating a 
password file. See the postgreSQL documentation on how to do this."

As far as I understood osm2pgsql nowadays supports this feature. Quoting 
from osm2pgsql -h:
    -U|--username        Postgresql user name.
    -W|--password        Force password prompt.

Or does the wiki refer with "user's password" to the operating system users?


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