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Permitting a user on UNIX / Linux to use sqlplus

We encountered an interesting scenario worth mentioning.

Oracle is installed on a Linux server newly & another ftp user wants to just use sqlplus also.Just setting the ORACLE_HOME, LD_LIBRARY_PATH, ORACLE_SID, PATH in the user's profile did not let him run the "sqlplus" command at all. The error shown was :
$ sqlplus sqlplus: fatal: /app/oracle/product/10.2/lib/ Permission
The files under "lib" directory under home didn't have permission for anybody other than "oracle" user. -rwxr-x--- 1 oracle oinstall 1320016 Jun 28 2005 /app/oracle/product/10.2/lib/
When we permit the other users (other than oracle) to read/execute…