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I cannot see the controfile

.ctl is not viewable

It is not in readable format
The purpose is to run the controlfile script
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by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
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Oracle control files are binary.  You should NEVER try to edit one.

What are you trying to do?
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To view a copy:
ALTER DATABASE backup controlfile to trace;

Find the trace file and view the readable output.
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by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
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If you use the above code, it's a pain to track down the correct trace file.

You can simplify it by providing the path.

For example in Unix:
ALTER DATABASE backup controlfile to trace '/tmp/myfile.txt';
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