to ftp or to sftp

Ftp is seen as an old-time unsecure protocol. Many shops nowadays have switched or are switching to sftp. I will try to point out some differences : Compatibility: none. the protocol is completly different. Multiple graphical clients however do support both mode. But the basic “ftp” client will not work with sftp. Ascii mode: only… Continue reading to ftp or to sftp

return code before grep

In my previous post hide-password-from-ps-output-sql-loader I mentioned a way to pass the password to the loader thru a parameter file. As correctly suggested by Brian Tkatch, the password could be passed as standard input sqlldr control=x.ctl silent=header,feedback

To bash or not to bash

I have been inspired by Chen to talk about bash… I have been using ksh for many years, and I mean ksh88 not ksh93. The main reason is, I want my script to run the same way in any Unix flavor. ksh93 has never been too much popular. I used it a few time to… Continue reading To bash or not to bash

updatedb does not work with samba drives and cygwin

updatedb and locate are parts of the findutils package, which exists since a long time on most unix / linux flavors. Something I never get worked is to search for files on network drives with Cygwin, I always got : find: /cygdrive/y/Favorites/Links/del changed during execution of find (old inode number -474324984, new inode number -44545478… Continue reading updatedb does not work with samba drives and cygwin

How to cron?

RTFM is not the best answer … man crontab SunOS 5.10 Last change: 10 Nov 2005 User Commands crontab(1) A crontab file consists of lines of six fields each. The fields are separated by spaces or tabs. The first five are integer patterns that specify the following: minute (0-59), hour (0-23), day of the month… Continue reading How to cron?

Installation Oracle on Suse Linux Enterprise 10

How neat is Suse! I downloaded the DVD SLES10 on At the installation time, appart from Gnome, Development, X Window, there are a few new categories. One of them is called Oracle Database, and guess what, it installs all what I needed for Oracle. It creates an oracle account, with oinstall as primary group… Continue reading Installation Oracle on Suse Linux Enterprise 10


Download of the pre-release version of Suse Linux Entreprise 10 is now available

Application Server 10gR3 on Suse Linux 10

I just download and installed Oracle Application 10g Release 3 on my linux box. The version released this week is very light! No ldap, no database, well, a light one… Application Server 10g Release 3 x86: 531 MB Included: * Oracle HTTP Server * Oracle Application Server Containers for J2EE (OC4J) * Oracle Enterprise Manager… Continue reading Application Server 10gR3 on Suse Linux 10

oem grid control 10gR2 on Suse10

Last friday I installed RAC on my Suse10. Today, I installed Grid Control. Of course it is not supported. The packages I neeeded additionaly are db1 and openmotif. It did not work 100%. I finally started the iasconsole (emctl start iasconsole), and within the iasconsole, I restarted the failed elements. I created the repository manually… Continue reading oem grid control 10gR2 on Suse10

Suse10 10gR2 Laptop RAC

Hi, [EDIT] I did read Dizwell article about Linux 10g Laptop RAC. The article is no longer available [/EDIT] I have just installed RAC 10gR2 on Suse10. The document above guided me thru the steps. Specific Suse10 : – raw devices are configured by editing /etc/raw with values like raw1:loop1 and must be activated with… Continue reading Suse10 10gR2 Laptop RAC

oracle10gR2 on suse10

I prefer and recommend using Oracle on a supported version, like Suse Entreprise 9, because the installation is fair. The Installer does complain on SLES9 what is missing. Ok, I just received a brand new notebook, I decided to go to Suse 10, and, Ô Miracle, the installation was pretty easy! I surely installed C++… Continue reading oracle10gR2 on suse10