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"OPW-00023: Specify Either 'asm' 'dbuniquename' Or 'file' With The 'delete' Option" when deleting the password file (Doc ID 2006284.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 17, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version 12.1.0.1 and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Trying to delete an OS based password file using "delete" option fails.

orapwd file=<name of the pasword file> delete=y

OPW-00023: Specify either 'asm' 'dbuniquename' or 'file' with the 'delete' option.

Cause

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