but thought I would remind everyone that open source is a good place to
go for new tools. Instead of starting from scratch, it sometimes helps
to see if someone has done something already. My philosophy is to notreinvent the wheel if I can avoid it.
Here are a few open source tools that might help you:
DBAShell, by Crispin Bivans, is a project based around Shell functions and scripts designed to make it easy for DBAs to use Databases in a command line environment. Currently supported is
Oracle with ksh and bash on AIX, Solaris, Linux. The code base itself
is 3 years old and has been in use in Production environments all of
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