ACCEPT – Get input from the user
DEFINE – Declare a variable (short: DEF)
DESCRIBE – Lists the attributes of tables and other objects (short: DESC)
EDIT – Places you in an editor so you can edit a SQL command (short: ED)
EXIT or QUIT – Disconnect from the database and terminate SQL*Plus
GET – Retrieves a SQL file and places it into the SQL buffer
HOST – Issue an operating system command (short: !)
LIST – Displays the last command executed/ command in the SQL buffer (short: L)
PROMPT – Display a text string on the screen. Eg prompt Hello World!!!
RUN – List and Run the command stored in the SQL buffer (short: /)
SAVE – Saves command in the SQL buffer to a file. Eg “save x” will create a script file called x.sql
SET – Modify the SQL*Plus environment eg. SET PAGESIZE 23
SHOW – Show environment settings (short: SHO). Eg SHOW ALL, SHO PAGESIZE etc.
SPOOL – Send output to a file. Eg “spool x” will save STDOUT to a file called x.lst
START – Run a SQL script file (short: @)