Control Files Data Dictionary Views

The following views display information about control files:

View Description
V$DATABASE Displays database information from the control file
V$CONTROLFILE Lists the names of control files
V$CONTROLFILE_RECORD_SECTION Displays information about control file record sections
V$PARAMETER Displays the names of control files as specified in the CONTROL_FILES initialization parameter

This example lists the names of the control files.

SQL> SELECT NAME FROM V$CONTROLFILE;

NAME
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/u01/oracle/prod/control01.ctl
/u02/oracle/prod/control02.ctl 
/u03/oracle/prod/control03.ctl