Yes, finally! David Fetter wrote, and Heikki Linnakangas committed patch which adds on/off arguments to \timing:
I'm using .psqlrc file to set my preferable environment in psql. But I got lately annoyed by it confirming the changes every time I run psql:
Today I will describe 2 new patches which modify psql:
3 new functionalities from 3 people:
Today, we have 2 new changes in psql. One of them is not actually new feature, but I decided to write about it anyway, because of its implications.
in today “waiting for 8.4" i will show you 3 new patches. all of them add new functionality to psql – the most common tool to access postrgesql database.
there is this quite old, but pretty functional concept: keyboard shortcuts.
you know it – you press ctrl-s, and your editor saves currently-edited file.
my problem is that there are some standard cases when i would really love to have this ability in psql. but psql doesn't support it. or does it?