Repeatedly send a string to stdout-- useful for going through "yes I agree" screens

yes "text" | annoying_installer_program # "text" defaults to the letter y

2009-03-10 05:35:19

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thats what I did previously to get rid of one old ksh script.
mohan43u · 670 weeks and 4 days ago
Very useful and very dangerous!
haivu · 670 weeks and 4 days ago
When I was a Linux instructor, I would run this on systems to wipe the hard drive at the end of the week (don't run this, unless you want to hose your data): yes "Aaron was here on $(date +D). " | sudo dd of=/dev/sda bs-4096 Then, when the next instructor came to the training center and installed his system, if he wanted, he could look at the bits afterwards, and see my digital graffiti: sudo xxd /dev/sda | head Fun times!
atoponce · 670 weeks and 3 days ago
bs=4096, that is. 'twould be nice if you could edit your comment.
atoponce · 670 weeks and 3 days ago
seofox · 8 weeks and 2 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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