oraenv on Steroids part 3

In the last blog, we got a simple oraenv script that will work correctly on all of  your Oracle servers.  We will be covering using this to manage our servers, but first a word about an important package you should have in your YUM repositories:

rlwrap  (“read line wrapper”)

What does it do?  It extends BASH command line completion and history to SQL*Plus, rman, and other Oracle commands.  The source code can be downloaded from https://github.com/hanslub42/rlwrap.

Unfortunately Oracle doesn’t have it in their official YUM repositories.  But the extra packages repository for Fedora has it: https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/

There is no dependency hell with this package.  You should be able to just add the RPM to your repository and install it.

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