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If you're using Linux/Unix, there's a way of making SQL*Plus loads friendlier on the command line - use rlwrap. It adds readline support to SQLPlus, allowing you to use the cursor keys to navigate to previous queries (it retains a history), and edit them when you've made a mistake. Launch SQL*Plus with rlwrap -i sqlplus or add alias sqlplus="rlwrap -i ...


Use the following command in SQL*PLUS : !stty erase <backspace> but instead of the <backspace> statement, simply press the backspace button and hit return with what it gives you.


The listener works as expected. It is configured to listen at localhost ( and so it cannot accept connection from another host. I assume that the listener runs on host with IP . So in the listener configfile change localhost to and restart the listener. LISTENER = (DESCRIPTION_LIST = (DESCRIPTION = ...


The answer to your question is, no, you cannot connect to MySQL using the current oracle instant client.

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