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I'm a Postgres user, as it turns out

Someone recently posted this to an email list as a sample of an interesting SHOW INNODB STATUS output:

mysql> SHOW ENGINE INNODB STATUS\G
          _______  _______
|\     /|(  ____ \(  ____ \
| )   ( || (    \/| (    \/
| |   | || (_____ | (__
| |   | |(_____  )|  __)
| |   | |      ) || (
| (___) |/\____) || (____/\
(_______)\_______)(_______/

 _______  _______  _______ _________ _______  _______  _______  _______
(  ____ )(  ___  )(  ____ \\__   __/(  ____ \(  ____ )(  ____ \(  ____ \
| (    )|| (   ) || (    \/   ) (   | (    \/| (    )|| (    \/| (    \/
| (____)|| |   | || (_____    | |   | |      | (____)|| (__    | (_____
|  _____)| |   | |(_____  )   | |   | | ____ |     __)|  __)   (_____  )
| (      | |   | |      ) |   | |   | | \_  )| (\ (   | (            ) |
| )      | (___) |/\____) |   | |   | (___) || ) \ \__| (____/\/\____) |
|/       (_______)\_______)   )_(   (_______)|/   \__/(_______/\_______) 

I thought it was worth trying out, so I gave it a shot:

mysql> use postgres
ERROR 1049 (42000): Unknown database 'postgres'

Clearly I just need to create the database. Short work:

mysql> create database postgres;
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.00 sec)

mysql> use postgres
Database changed

So now I’m using Postgres. I still feel like I’m missing something, though. It feels a lot like reading XKCD comics. Where’s the tooltip?

Posted on Tue, Nov 3, 2009. Approximately 300 Words.

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