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Fixed #2166 - Use "manage.py dbshell" as the portable way to pipe com…

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the database. Thanks Paolo.


git-svn-id: http://code.djangoproject.com/svn/django/trunk@3132 bcc190cf-cafb-0310-a4f2-bffc1f526a37
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@@ -406,18 +406,16 @@ If I make changes to a model, how do I update the database?
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If you don't mind clearing data, just pipe the output of the appropriate
-``django-admin.py sqlreset`` command into your database's command-line utility.
+``manage.py sqlreset`` command into your database's command-line utility.
For example::
- django-admin.py sqlreset appname | psql dbname
+ manage.py sqlreset appname | manage.py dbshell
-That "psql" assumes you're using PostgreSQL. If you're using MySQL, use the
-appropriate command-line utility, ``mysql``.
-
-``django-admin.py sqlreset`` outputs SQL that clears the app's database
+``manage.py sqlreset`` outputs SQL that clears the app's database
table(s) and creates new ones. The above command uses a Unix pipe to send the
-SQL directly to the PostgreSQL command-line utility, which accepts SQL as
-input.
+SQL directly to the database command-line utility, which accepts SQL as
+input (``manage.py dbshell`` will launch the appropriate tool for the database
+configured in ``settings.py``).
If you do care about deleting data, you'll have to execute the ``ALTER TABLE``
statements manually in your database. That's the way we've always done it,
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