Filename With Special Characters like "$" Generates SP2-332 Spooling It Or SP2-310 "Unable To Open File"
(Doc ID 761384.1)
Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017
Applies to:SQL*Plus - Version 10.2.0.1 to 10.2.0.3 [Release Oracle10g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
SQL*Plus 10g rel2 or 11g in Unix/Linux displays an error trying to create or read a file that includes a special character like the dollar sign in the name, ie, test$.lst
-- Steps To Reproduce:
SQL> spool test$.lst
SP2-0332: Cannot create spool file.
SP2-0310: unable to open file "/tmp/test$.lst"
-- Business Impact:
Scripting the extraction of DDL files from the database, but some user objects have "$" in the name and it causes the SPOOL command to fail. In other cases, it is an application requirement having files including a $ symbol.
-- What is working:
Scripts work on MS Windows platform.
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