Oracle clients (and programs that use Oracle clients/drivers) will search for TNS configuration files such as sqlnet.ora and tnsnames.ora in the following order.
Note that the first file to be found will be used -- so if there were files…
The unix command scp is very useful for transferring files between two hosts over a secure connection, but sometimes you need to kick off an scp command that will take several hours to complete and you want to disconnect and …Read More
Sometimes while developing scripts you want to keep backups of certain files, but are worried that over time the old versions will fill the filesystem and need housekeeping.
The following function will allow you to keep only <n> versions of …Read More
The touch command is one of those often used tools in Unix that you have probably used hundreds of times, but I bet you don’t realize it’s full potential. Did you know that you can use it to update a …Read More