set the pgpass, still ask me password

All we need is an easy explanation of the problem, so here it is.

system: Ubuntu 20.
related post: PostgreSQL: Using the .pgpass file
overall means I permanent set the following enviroment variable in /etc/profile

export PGPASSFILE='/home/jian/.pgpass'
export PSQLRC='/home/jian/.psqlrc'
export PGUSER=admin
export PGDATABASE=test
export PGPORT=5433

I also did sudo chmod 600 /home/jian/.pgpass

 sudo cat /home/jian/.pgpass



when I type psql, it still promopt me to password. I thought all things are properly set.
later I deleted the second password line, still ask me password.

How to solve :

I know you bored from this bug, So we are here to help you! Take a deep breath and look at the explanation of your problem. We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first method because it is tested & true method that will 100% work for you.

Method 1

You must be the owner of the password file. Supposing that your user name is jian, you’d have to change the ownership:

sudo chown jian /home/jian/.pgpass

Note: Use and implement method 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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