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What is wrong here?

[oracle@mac dbs]$ . oraenv sbi
ORACLE_SID = [dat] ? sbi
The Oracle base for ORACLE_HOME=/u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/db_1 is /u01/app/oracle
[oracle@mac dbs]$ sqlplus / as sysdba

SQL*Plus: Release 11.2.0.1.0 Production on Mon May 27 09:24:01 2013

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Connected to an idle instance.

SQL> startup    
ORACLE instance started.

Total System Global Area  146472960 bytes
Fixed Size                  1335080 bytes
Variable Size              92274904 bytes
Database Buffers           50331648 bytes
Redo Buffers                2531328 bytes
Database mounted.
Database opened.
SQL> exit
Disconnected from Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release 11.2.0.1.0 - Production
With the Partitioning, OLAP, Data Mining and Real Application Testing options
[oracle@mac dbs]$ echo %ORACLE_HOME%
%ORACLE_HOME%
[oracle@mac dbs]$
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Question by:walkerdba
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by:David
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The only clue I see is the ORACLE_BASE reference shows UNIX style slashes, so if UNIX/LINUX, the correct syntax is:

echo $ORACLE_HOME
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Seth Simmons earned 500 total points
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that is correct
echo %variable% is for windows; $variable for linux

however, in the second line, the oracle sid doesn't look right
is that oraenv a shell script defining it?
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by:David
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For Seth: the oraenv script does not allow for a SID to be passed as a variable, which the author tried to do in the first line.  Thus the value had to be repeated when prompted.
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yes
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