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Echo password to sql*plus [message #528455] Tue, 25 October 2011 01:58 Go to next message
Roachcoach
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Hi all,

I'm trying to find an easy way to have a a unix script to call sqlplus and log onto the database, however I'm sure you'll realise that this leaves the password knocking about in ps.

I know that I can do this for batches to avoid it

echo $PW | sqlplus $USER


But if I execute that above to simply make an ad-hoc session it exits immediately, is there any easy way around this?

Basically trying to save myself some trouble typing the passwords all the time but masking it from the PS list.
Re: Echo password to sql*plus [message #528458 is a reply to message #528455] Tue, 25 October 2011 02:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michel Cadot
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Read the following topic: how to hide password in script.

Regards
Michel
Re: Echo password to sql*plus [message #528460 is a reply to message #528458] Tue, 25 October 2011 02:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Roachcoach
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Thanks I searched for echo password, perhaps too generic. Hard to search when you're not sure what to search for though Smile

cheers
Re: Echo password to sql*plus [message #534789 is a reply to message #528460] Fri, 09 December 2011 04:02 Go to previous message
Roachcoach
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I should really have followed up on this earlier.

I went for a program doing this:

cat >~/sql/pwtmp.sql<< EOF
conn $UNAME/$ORA_USER_PW
@login
EOF
chmod 700 ~/sql/pwtmp.sql
sqlplus /nolog @pwtmp.sql
#rm ~/sql/pwtmp.sql


Not perfect, but good enough for my needs.

Just leaves

sqlplus /nolog @pwtmp.sql


on a ps -ef execution.

[Updated on: Fri, 09 December 2011 04:02]

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