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Old 05-18-2004
Question Hiding login/password in process!

I am trying to figure out away to hide a command from users when performing a ps check. I have a ksh that purges a table in a database. If I perform a >ps -eaf |grep ksh, I get the login id and password. I do not want other users seeing this. Is there a way to hide this. The login id that I use is not a login id on the unix box.
DBA's will not give permission to my unix id to update the database. We are using a AIX 5.1 platform.

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Old 05-18-2004
Instead of passing userid/password to ksh, read them from a file. Change access permission of file so that only user who is running ksh can read it.

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Old 05-18-2004
Is this for DB2 or Oracle? If Oracle, you can use OPS$ users in the database that are identified externally. Your DBA can point the way.


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Old 05-19-2004
If you are not in a trusted environment, then OPS$ may not be what you want. See this link
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Old 05-19-2004
I tried the following and it works, the only thing is I'm not sure if there is an option in 'ps' or 'grep' to display re-directs.

>sqlplus <<!^Juser/passwd^Jselect * from table;^Jexit^J!

>ps -eaf |grep sqlplus
guest 97432 125548 82 09:31:56 pts/1 0:04 sqlplus
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Old 05-19-2004
What you did does not work for me during my session. Another thing to do is to use the -s flag to sqlplus to put it in silent mode. Every little bit helps I guess.

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