Find Oracle patch description

Some patches contain several sub-patches inside. For example, when we download GI RU and unzip it, the unzipped folder contains several patch folders. To find out information about these patches you can do any of the following:

1. OPen README.html and find the section “Patch Numbers Getting Installed as Part of this Bundle Patch

2. Each patch sub-folder contains etc/config/inventory.xml, that contains description about patch:

[oracle@primrac1 29708769]$ pwd

[oracle@primrac1 29708769]$ cat ./29834717/etc/config/inventory.xml|grep patch_description
     Database Release Update : (29834717)

[oracle@primrac1 29708769]$ cat ./29850993/etc/config/inventory.xml |grep patch_description
     OCW RELEASE UPDATE (29850993)

Or we can see inventory.xml in all folders:

[oracle@primrac1 29708769]$ cat ./*/etc/config/inventory.xml |grep patch_description
     Database Release Update : (29834717)
     OCW RELEASE UPDATE (29850993)
     ACFS RELEASE UPDATE (29851014)

3. Another option is to use opatch lspatches or opatch query -all and query/list patch information:

[oracle@primrac1 29708769]$ pwd

[oracle@primrac1 29708769]$ $ORACLE_HOME/OPatch/opatch lspatches ./29850993|grep patch_description
 patch_description:OCW RELEASE UPDATE (29850993)

[oracle@primrac1 29708769]$ $ORACLE_HOME/OPatch/opatch lspatches ./29834717|grep patch_description
 patch_description:Database Release Update : (29834717)

[oracle@primrac1 29708769]$ $ORACLE_HOME/OPatch/opatch query -all 29850993|grep description
  Patch description: "OCW RELEASE UPDATE (29850993)"

[oracle@primrac1 29708769]$ $ORACLE_HOME/OPatch/opatch query -all 29834717|grep description
  Patch description: "Database Release Update : (29834717)"

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