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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2001

    Question variable setting in .profile

    Can anyone tell me the purpose of this variable in the


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    You set the variables in the .profile so that you don't have to explicitly set them on your login.

    $ORACLE_SID , $ORACLE_HOME, $PATH etc., will be set if you are using Oracle and if you need any other Variables set to be used then you will set $PWD etc.,


    There is always a better way to do the things.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2002
    California, USA

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    $LOGNAME is a shell variable and is setup to the current OS user login

    $ORACLE_SID is the SID for the Oracle instance. You have to setup this manually

    $PWD is shell variable and shows the current path you are into. You can use it in the .profile file as PS1='<${LOGNAME}@${HOSTNAME}>${PWD} $ '

    Hope that helps,

    clio_usa - OCP 8/8i/9i DBA

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