Re: Run command on sqlplus repetitively without reconnection

  • From: "Senthil Subramanian" <skumar.sen@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "David Taft" <oradbt054@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 21 May 2007 22:29:04 -0400


You should try with 'print -p exit' instead of 'print -f exit' inside the
trap.  The 'print -p exit' command will send the SQL*Plus command EXIT to
the co-process when you press Ctrl-C.  In this way, you could gracefully
exit from SQL*Plus instead of killing your session.



On 5/21/07, David Taft <oradbt054@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:


Unfortunately the sqlplus session was still running in the background when
I tried the 'print -f exit' inside the trap.  However, that got
me rethinking the problem.  What worked was the the following:

trap 'kill %2;kill %1;exit' 1 2 3 15

I realized that I had two background jobs running, the sqlplus session and
the first while loop containing the SQL.  So the trick was to kill the first
while loop (%2), then the sqlplus (%1) and finally exit the second while
loop.  No errors now when I Ctl-C and no background processes left running.

Thanks for your feedback, it did help.


On 5/18/07, Senthil Subramanian <skumar.sen@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> You could try 'print -p exit; exit;' in the trap command to exit
> gracefully from both SQL*Plus and the shell.

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