RE: EXTERNAL:Re: Anyone using Ruby for scripting?

From: Schauss, Peter (IT Solutions) <"Schauss,>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2010 10:08:44 -0500
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Where does Oracle hid perl in 11g (Windows version)? My company has strict rule about what we can install on servers, so downloading a copy from the internet is not a preferred option.  

-Peter Schauss  

[] On Behalf Of Cary Millsap Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 9:56 AM To:; Cc: Oracle-L Group
Subject: EXTERNAL:Re: Anyone using Ruby for scripting?  

In my completely biased opinion: Perl.

  • Its' everywhere.
  • It can do anything.
  • It's fast.
  • There are lots of people out there who can help you.
  • That thing you need to do: someone's probably already done it for you (probably Jared).
  • It's a great language that doesn't stand in the way of clear thinking.
  • It's a living language that keeps improving with every release.

Cary Millsap
Method R Corporation (check out our new blogs)

On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 8:32 AM, Dunbar, Norman (Capgemini) <> wrote:

>> I'm looking for a common scripting language for system administration >> and Oracle administration.


I'm not a guru myself, in fact,. I hardly understand it! Jarred (Apologies if I've spelt your name wrong!) on this list is a guru and uses Perl quite extensively for Oracle duties I believe.

I even think that an Oracle install installs Perl <somewhere? beneath ORACLE_HOME. Even on Windows?

I use ActivePerl on Windows when I have to run scripts in that language.


Norman Dunbar
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Capgemini Database Team (EA)
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