supa is a UNIX Korn shell script, that acts as an intelligent wrapper around AutoPatch (adpatch) for Oracle Applications 11i
supa was made with ease and safety in mind, so that applying ordinary patches can be done in an effective and coherent way.
supa is comparable with an "autopilot", but as with a real aircraft, you really don't wan't the stewardess to do the flying. Rely on an experienced pilot and provide them with good tools, and you should have a more pleasant "patchflight".
supa has a working scope of inside the blue box in the figure below. By automating many of the tedious parts, more time could be allocated to the important task of 'Research Patches' (TIP: Do also look for scripts⁄methodology for the other task marked with a little gray computer
The internet is a great thing, with some areas where the level of quality in the given help and shared information is of high standards. For those parts of the net, I've always had admiration, and now with supa I hope others will see it as my little contribution along that path.