Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: get sqlplus to send rows to /dev/null ?
there is such a switch:
get rid of your
set autotrace on explain
set autotrace on
and just use
SET AUTOTRACE TRACEONLY EXPLAIN
A shell script that reads a query from a file, executes it, and reports timing results seems like the way to go. I have a simple version of that now.