SQL*Plus does not support command history on Linux
By default, SQL*Plus does not support command history on Linux,
which makes the tool difficult to use out of the box. I spent weeks looking for a solution to this problem on Google.
I finally found this at http://www.dizwell.com/html/cli_history.html
- Install rlwrap on your system. On gentoo I emerged it so in debian or other distros there should be an RPM or package available.
- Edit your /home/you/.profile and add alias sqlplus='rlwrap sqlplus'
- Source /home/you/.profile
SQL*Plus now supports command history.
This was first published in September 2005
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