How can I execute a sql file for Oracle from a terminal?

I'm planning to run a SQL file which I expect would run for several hours, so I would like it to run in terminal on my dev server with tmux.  I suppose there should be some way sqlplus can accept a sql file as one of the predicates and execute the sql file.  Is my assumption correct?  If so, could you please provide me with the appropriate syntax?  Thanks.
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Geert GOracle dbaCommented:
navigate to the directory containing the sqlscript.sql

sqlplus user/password@database @sqlscript


if it runs for several hours, then i assume tuning is still possible
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HuaMin ChenProblem resolverCommented:
Do like this:

/.../bin/sqlplus /root/@file1.sql

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Geert GOracle dbaCommented:
there is a few docs on how to use sqlplus

hit contents in the top left to learn all there is to know about sqlplus
http://docs.oracle.com/cd/B28359_01/server.111/b31189/ch5.htm#i1210918
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YZlatCommented:
you could run

>sqlplus username@DatabaseName

from command line tool and then enter a password when prompted, provided that Databasename is the entry that exists in tnsnames.ora file

then from SQL propmt run your file as:

SQL> start C:\Test\myfile.sql
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thomaszhwangAuthor Commented:
Thanks.
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