Issues with Java Stored Procedure and os commands using wildcards and references to the $Oracle_home/Dbs directory. (Doc ID 819366.1)

Last updated on JULY 05, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 10.2.0.4 and later   [Release: 10.2 and later ]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This code was tested in 10.2.0.4 and 11.2.0.2.

Symptoms

There are two issues that can appear when using a Java Stored Procedure to interact with the operating system (OS).

The first issue is when using a Java Stored Procedure to interact with the files on the OS works when specific files are referenced, but incorporating the asterisk '*' as a wildcard has no affect.
This means when executing commands like "ls myfile.txt" will work but requests like "ls *.txt" will not.


The second issue is when a particular directory is being referenced the $ORACLE_HOME/dbs directory is always included. This means when executing the "ls /tmp", files from the $ORACLE_HOME/dbs directory will be included in the output.

Cause

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