On 28th of April, Greg Stark committed patch:
Add support for wrapping to psql's "extended" mode. This makes it very
feasible to display tables that have both many columns and some large
data in some columns (such as pg_stats).
Emre Hasegeli with review and rewriting from Sergey Muraviov and
reviewed by Greg Stark
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On 22nd of November Tom Lane committed patch by Roger Leigh which fixes my pet peeve:
Improve psql's tabular display of wrapped-around data by inserting markers
in the formerly-always-blank columns just to left and right of the data.
Different marking is used for a line break caused by a newline in the data
than for a straight wraparound. A newline break is signaled by a "+" in the
right margin column in ASCII mode, or a carriage return arrow in UNICODE mode.
Wraparound is signaled by a dot in the right margin as well as the following
left margin in ASCII mode, or an ellipsis symbol in the same places in UNICODE
mode. "\pset linestyle old-ascii" is added to make the previous behavior
available if anyone really wants it.
In passing, this commit also cleans up a few regression test files that
had unintended spacing differences from the current actual output.
Roger Leigh, reviewed by Gabrielle Roth and other members of PDXPUG.
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