Error 5 Initializing SQL*Plus. NLS Initialization Error
Last updated on MAY 31, 2017
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11 [Release 9.2 to 12.1]
SQL*Plus - Version 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124 [Release 8.1.7 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Trying to connect to database with sqlplus as below:
$ sqlplus "/as sysdba"
$ sqlplus /nolog
and getting following error:
NLS initialization error
Even executables which call sqlplus hang, such as:
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