Re: Scripting language for DBAs

From: John Hurley <>
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2012 14:17:40 -0700 (PDT)
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I agree with these parts ...
  1. sql
  2. pl/sql
  3. shell script (bash, ksh, c)

For almost anything in a unix/linux system shell scripts with some sed/ awk sprinkled in work well.

To me that mixture is somewhat more maintainable than perl/python etc but sure it depends on the knowledge base or lack thereof at the site. Use some c when necessary for performance or low level stuff ( but I have not written anything in c in a real long time ).

I miss my old PL1 compiler a little that thing had everything including the kitchen sink included. Received on Sun Apr 15 2012 - 16:17:40 CDT

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