The script used to be
it has been replaced by
#shutdown abort shutdown immediate
Let’s try !
SQL> #shutdown abort ORACLE instance shut down. SQL> shutdown immediate ORA-01012: not logged on
just silently ignored the # symbol and executed the first statement.
Thanks to Maxim comment, here is a new case to explain the sql prefix #
SQL> sho sqlpre sqlprefix "#" (hex 23) SQL> select 2 #prompt hello world hello world 2 * from dual; D - X
While within (or outside of) an sqlplus block, you can tell sqlplus to immediately run a sqlplus statement
The correct syntaxes to put comment are documented in Placing Comments in Scripts
SQL> remark shutdown abort SQL> rem shutdown abort SQL> -- shu abort SQL> /* shutdown abort */