Spool Fails with SP2-606 with a non "oracle" User. (Doc ID 459791.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 29, 2016

Applies to:

SQL*Plus - Version 9.2.0.1 to 10.2.0.1 [Release 9.2 to Oracle10g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

On unix, "spool" command with non "oracle" users fail with:

SP2-0606: Cannot create SPOOL file "splfilename"

as follows:

SQL> spool spool.dat
SP2-0606: Cannot create SPOOL file "spool.dat"

Cause

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