opatchauto Fails With Shell Syntax Error FIRST_CHAR=${arg:0:1}: bad substitution

(Doc ID 1919170.1)

Last updated on APRIL 06, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Generic UNIX


Applying patch with opatchauto and received the following failure:

opatchauto[85]: FIRST_CHAR=${arg:0:1}: bad substitution



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