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# 1  
Old 04-24-2010
How to read file names in the directory?

I am having n files in a directory i want to read all the file names from the script file .It is better if any one provide a sample script.

Elaborating the scenario:

i am having n number of sql files in a directory i am running all the sql files from a single script.

sqlplus uname/password@sid @<path of directory><file-name>

i want to all the file names .
# 2  
Old 04-24-2010
I think it's better doing it this way instead of calling sqlplus for each sql file:

# create runall.all file

touch runall.all
# copy paths to sql files in current directory in the runall.all file
# format: @/path/to/sql/file
for i in *.sql
echo "@`pwd`/$i" >> runall.all

# rename runall.all to runall.sql

mv runall.all runall.sql
# append "EXIT" to every sql file to avoid a hang

for i in *.sql
echo EXIT >> $i

# start sql

sqlplus uname/password@sid @`pwd`/runall.sql

$ ls	load-002.sql	load-004.sql
load-001.sql	load-003.sql	load-005.sql
$ sh
sqlplus: not found
$ ls	load-002.sql	load-004.sql	runall.sql
load-001.sql	load-003.sql	load-005.sql
$ cat runall.sql

# 3  
Old 04-24-2010
Not only for sqls i need to execute some utilities
so i need to read the all the file names. and in for loop i will pass individual file name as a parameter to that utility.
# 4  
Old 04-24-2010
Not sure if I've understood you... Do you need further help?
Following for loop will read all files:
for i in *
sqlplus uname/password@sid @`pwd`/$i

Not sure if it will work...
# 5  
Old 04-25-2010
Maybe just input the files to sqlplus:

cat /path-of-dir/*.sql | sqlplus "uname/password@sid"

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