>> I will not argue vehemently here but I will say that "jobs" doesn't
>> seem correct. The term "workers" seems more appropriate.
> Agreed, but most utilities have "j" free but not w, p, t or other
> letters that might be synonyms.
> j is at least used for exactly this purpose in other tools.
There are in fact very few letters available, as we've been fairly
profligate in our use of option letters in the pg_dump suite.
j and m happen to be two of those that are available.
I honestly don't have a terribly strong opinion about what it should be
called. I can live with jobs or multi-threads.