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How to use password with special chars like repl#stg$12 in postgressql .pgpass file? db1:5433:replication:repl:repl#stg$12 I added entry like this in .pgpass but it's prompting for password when I connect.

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    There is no problem with those special characters in the password. The problem is probably with "replication", which is kind of a magic name. Are you trying to connect as a replication user, or to a database named "replication"? Please show the command line or configuration line involved.
    – jjanes
    May 22 '21 at 2:18
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There's only one quoting rule for .pgpass according to the documentation:

 If an entry needs to contain : or \, escape this character with \.

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