Newbie startup question.
I believe that Bash means the Terminal, and I should use
those commands?Bash is the shell or command processor. You can have many different shells in Linux/Unix. Bash is the most common with Linux and the default shell used by the Terminal application.
2. Is "oracle_home" the entire path (in my case
/home/oracle/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_1/bin/)?In your case ORACLE_HOME=/home/oracle/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_1 . Do not need the /bin/.
3. Is oracle_sid my login (please bear with my
Windows background). The ORACLE_SID is the database SID. You can find the sid by looking at /etc/oratab, ps -ef | grep pmon (if the database is running). There are other ways to determine the sid as well.
You will generally add the export of the ORACLE_HOME to your bash_profile so they will be set at login.
Also you will want to add $ORACL_HOME/bin to your path.