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Oracle Database Tips by Donald BurlesonFebruary 2, 2015

How can I query Oracle to see the privileges assigned to a directory?



Answer:  Display privileges for directory objects requires querying the dba_directories view and the OS inode for the physical OS directory (e.g. ls -alt".
The Oracle-side privileges for an OS directory may not always correspond to the OS-level directory.  For example, a directory may have an Oracle read-only privilege, but the OS permission do not show read-only permissions (550).
You can see all the privileges for all directories with the following script
   table_name in
This script display directory privileges for a list of granted privileges:
set lines 110
col privilege format a12
col grantee   format  a25
col owner format  a25
   p.grantee, p.privilege, p.owner, d.directory_name
   dba_tab_privs p,
    dba_directories d
   (grantee in ('xxx', 'yyy')
   grantee in (select granted_role from dba_role_privs


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