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Old 07-05-2011
sh_history file


I'm on a linux machine. But I see that sh_history is not updated since february 15. How is it possible ?

Thank you.
uname -a
Linux MYSERVER 2.6.18-194.11.3.el5PAE #1 SMP Mon Aug 23 15:57:10 EDT 2010 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

ls -al
-rw-------  1 oracle dba    3644 fév 15 09:28 .sh_history

# 2  
Old 07-05-2011
.sh_history is only used by the kornshell. Does "oracle" use a different shell?

You could also check the environment variable $HISTFILE. Maybe it points to a different file?
# 3  
Old 07-05-2011
thank you

$HISTFILE is empty. On the other servers .sh_history is used by oracle user.

even bash_history is not updated.

>ls -al
total 1084
drwx------  5 oracle dba    4096 jui  5 09:49 .
drwxr-xr-x 19 root   root   4096 mai 10 11:12 ..
-rw-------  1 oracle dba    2453 déc 28  2009 .bash_history
-rw-r--r--  1 oracle dba      24 mai  6  2008 .bash_logout
-rw-r--r--  1 oracle dba     191 mai  6  2008 .bash_profile

# 4  
Old 07-05-2011
What does
getent passwd oracle

say? The last field in the output is oracle's shell.
# 5  
Old 07-05-2011
It says :
getent passwd oracle
oracle:x:75:104:Admin Oracle:/home/oracle:/bin/ksh

# 6  
Old 07-05-2011
Hmm, /bin/ksh is ok. Then the last thing I can think of is, that somewhere in the startup sequence of oracle's shell (like .profile /etc/profile, ...) a different shell is exec'd and the user works with this shell instead of the login-shell.
# 7  
Old 07-05-2011
ok, thank you.
How to detect/rectify that ?
How to find the histfile on which oracle commandes are registered ?

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