sqlplus and rlwrap

By default in sqlplus , you can not use special keystrokes such Ctrl-R to look for previous typed SQL requests.

Within Debian, there is a package named rlwrap, which gives you the features that sqlplus does not have.

To install it :

root@localhost:~# apt-get install rlwrap

To use it  as a non-root user, add an alias to your .bashrc file  : alias sqlplus=’rlwrap sqlplus’

fool@localhost:~$ source .bashrc

And then, sqlplus is again available with new features.

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