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Re: Using crontab to update Debian

On Wed, Mar 10, 1999 at 11:43:50PM -0700, John Galt wrote:
> There is a holdover command from Berkely Unix called "yes" used almost
> exclusively in scripting--what it does is continuously applies yes^M (the
> ^M is a representation of the return key) [wups--apparently it replies
> only y now]  while it's active. So what your script line
> would be is yes | apt-get -d dist-upgrade,
> thus the script can run an interactive program relatively
> non-interactively.  The only caveat here is it will ONLY reply yes^M
> There is also a command called no for when you wish to reply no to any
> input.

actually, you can type anything after yes and it will continuously
output that string.  ie:
$ yes no


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