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Re: oerr for Windows

From: Robert Freeman <>
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2007 12:38:24 -0800 (PST)
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Yeah... but you know, if everyone just googled, then eventually those google answers would start to become less prevalent, accurate or timely. This forum, and others like it, contribute to the base of the knowledge that you hold so dear when searching. Embrace the questions... even the basic and simple ones.

While I do have somewhat of a RTFM mentality, I also recognize that there are those who seek answers in different ways. I've also found that by asking what might seem like a small question with what would seem to be an easy answer, I get an answer that is more enlightening that I expected.

And... I've actually wondered why Oracle didn't think to include an oerr utility in Windows...

I have, for the most part, removed my self from newsgroups and the like because of a relative few that are impatient, intolerant and even rude. I've removed myself because of those who choose to email me in private asking me to essentially consult for free.

I have removed myself for the most part because Mr. Hackno from Paraguay keeps telling me he is the president of the Paraguay National Peoples Bank and he needs my account number to funnel $20,000,000.00 US into. (it never fails that after I post I see an uptick in these for about 2 weeks).

I don't know if there are others that lurk out there that hesitate to participate for these same reasons, but I suspect so. I get enough stress and grief in my real life, I don't need it virtually too!

On the other hand, I've made some good friends here too....

My opinion, YMMV

Oracle Press Author and Malcontent.
--- Carel-Jan Engel <> wrote:

> Rich, You know what, I won't give you fish, but
> teach a little fishing
> (not 'phishing')
> Recently, the world wide web has been enhanced by a
> search engine. The
> smart guys that had this idea called it 'google',
> for whatever reason.
> If you find that engine, and key in two search
> criteria, 'windows' and
> 'oerr', it will search the web for you to find this.
> I just tried it, and it worked, at least, when I
> keyed in the words and
> hit the search button, it was able to find some
> sites with an oerr for
> windows. If Mladens solution doesn't work, maybe
> this one can help.
> Actually, it would have been much faster if you had
> done that right
> away, instead of searching for this list, composing
> some prose with a
> complete question, and then wait for the answer
> maybe to pop up.
> Thinking of this, it would make sense for the future
> to try that first.
> It is more responsive, not offended by short
> questions of just two
> words. It took me just a couple of seconds, and this
> method hasn't given
> you a straight answer in over an hour.
> HTH,
> Carel-Jan
> On Fri, 2007-02-09 at 09:54 -0500, Rich Holland
> [oramail] wrote:
> > I‚€™m working in a Windows shop for awhile, and I
> sorely miss being able
> > to type ‚€œoerr ora 1555‚€ at the command line
> and get a quick blurb
> > about the error message. Has anyone found a
> replacement for this that
> > doesn‚€™t involved looking things up in
> documentation files?
> >
> >
> >
> > Thanks
> > Rich
> >

Robert G. Freeman
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