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Common Linux command line alias settings for Oracle

Oracle Database Tips by Donald Burleson

Question:  I love your Oracle Press book "Oracle UNIX Administration Handbook", and I was wondering what common Linux aliases I should set in my .profile file?  I want to automate the more complex Linux commands

What options are available to perform custom data mining with Oracle 10g.

Answer:  I use Linux aliases heavily, especially for multi-line commands like examining messages in the alert log.  Here is one set of alias commands that you can put in your Linux logon profile (.profile, .bshrc, .kshrc, .cshrc):

# Linix / UNIX aliases for Oracle DBAs
   alias alert='tail -100 \
   alias errors='tail -100 \
   alias arch='cd $DBA/$ORACLE_SID/arch'
   alias bdump='cd $DBA/$ORACLE_SID/bdump'
   alias cdump='cd $DBA/$ORACLE_SID/cdump'
   alias pfile='cd $DBA/$ORACLE_SID/pfile'
   alias rm='rm -i'
   alias sid='env|grep ORACLE_SID'
   alias admin='cd $DBA/admin'


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