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Get the UNIX home directory

This section of the script gets the name of the oracle UNIX user home directory. We do this my using the grep utility to find the line in /etc/passwd for the oracle user.

#*************************************************************
# Get the Oracle users home directory from /etc/passwd
#*************************************************************
ora_unix_home_dir=`cat /etc/passwd|grep ^oracle|cut -f6 -d':'`
#echo home dir = $ora_unix_home_dir


The above is an excerpt from the "Oracle9i UNIX Administration Handbook" by Oracle press, authored by Donald K. Burleson.

 

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