npm install pgpass
var pgPass = ;var connInfo ='host' : 'pgserver''user' : 'the_user_name';;
This module tries to read the
~/.pgpass file (or the equivalent for windows systems). If the environment variable
PGPASSFILE is set, this file is used instead. If everything goes right, the password from said file is passed to the callback; if the password cannot be read
undefined is passed to the callback.
undefined is returned:
- the environment variable
- the file cannot be read (wrong permissions, no such file, ...)
- for non windows systems: the file is write-/readable by the group or by other users
- there is no matching line for the given connection info
There should be no need to use this module directly; it is already included in
The module reads the environment variable
PGPASS_NO_DEESCAPE to decide if the the read tokens from the password file should be de-escaped or not. Default is to do de-escaping. For further information on this see this commit.
There are tests in
./test/; including linting and coverage testing. Running
npm test runs:
mocha -R html-cov
You can see the coverage report in
Development, Patches, Bugs, ...
If you find Bugs or have improvments, please feel free to open a issue on github. If you provide a pull request, I'm more than happy to merge them, just make sure to add tests for your changes.
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