Re: diff

  • From: "Alessandro Vercelli" <alever@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "painterman" <painterman@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 21 Dec 2009 16:00:57 +0100

My personal opinion is that a question is topic-related to Oracle if the 
mentioned issue is *related* to an Oracle product; in the described issue, I 
don't see anything of this kind; text files and diff command are the 
"characters of the performance", aren't they?

Besides this, the fact that many people in this list have good skill in *nix 
doesn't grant the right of asking whatever kind of *nix-related issue without 
using magic words like "please" and "sorry for OT"; am I asking too much? If 
this is the case, I apologize.


>Where are exactly the limits on what is off-topic and what it isn't?
>Even if this is an Oracle list and I agree that we should talk about Oracle
>here, I think the subject might be of interest to most DBA's, specially
>those working on Unix servers. It's not like if the question was about how
>to bake a cake or something.
>Also, I presume you will agree that any good DBA *must* have good OS skills,
>which makes me think that this question is not completely unrelated.
>Unfortunately, I don't know either the solution for Noor's question, so if
>anyone can help I would be glad to know the answer :-)


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