ODOC: yes

yes — Print a string until interrupted

Summary :

It prints the command line arguments, separated by spaces & followed by a newline, forever until it is killed. ‘yes’ can be used to feeds a continuous string of the character to another process and create dummy process for learning the process control.


$ yes — Prints `y’ followed by a newline until killed.

$ yes foobar — Prints foobar followed by a newline until killed.

$ yes `cat myfile` — Print myfile content until killed.

$ yes | fsck /dev/hda1 — Runs fsck non-interactively.

$ yes | rm -r mydir — Same effect as rm -rf mydir.

$ yes > /dev/null & — Dummy process. Redirects ‘y’ to null process and also runs in the background.

Read : man yes

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