PS Command on AIX Does Not Show SQLPLUS Parameters

(Doc ID 1410023.1)

Last updated on JULY 06, 2017

Applies to:

SQL*Plus - Version: 9.2.0.7 and later   [Release: 9.2 and later ]
IBM AIX on POWER Systems (64-bit)

Symptoms

On AIX machines when issuing sqlplus user/pass@db arg1 and trying to check sqlplus parameters via PS command, they are not getting displayed.

For Example:

==> sqlplus scott/tiger @/tmp/test.sql
==> ps -ef | grep sqlplus

refresh 655592 1954010 0 13:52:52 pts/2 0:00 sqlplus
refresh 2474218 921916 0 13:52:56 pts/2 0:00 grep sqlplus


It is expected that user/pass parameter not be shown for security purposes, but other parameters should be displayed.

Cause

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