I need steps how to install Oracle's sqlplus on a Mac.

  • Download Basic Package and SQL*Plus Package zip files from Oracle
  • Add a local repository to brew from where the Oracle packages will be installed: brew tap InstantClientTap/instantclient
  • Copy both Oracle's zip files to /usr/local/Homebrew/Library/Taps/instantclienttap/homebrew-instantclient
  • Install the basic package: brew install instantclient-basic
  • Install the SQL*Plus package: brew install instantclient-sqlplus
  • Test sqlplus by connecting to an existing database: sqlplus user/password@server:port/sid

My intention was to improve Joost van Wollingen's article published here.

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    There is no need to involve brew for this. Just unzip the instant client packages anywhere and update your path to include the binaries and libraries – Albert Godfrind Aug 4 '20 at 9:18

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