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Linux in a Nutshell

This directory of Linux commands is from Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition.

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yes

yes [strings] yes [option]

Print the command-line arguments, separated by spaces and followed by a newline, until killed. If no arguments are given, print y followed by a newline until killed. Useful in scripts and in the background; its output can be piped to a program that issues prompts.

Options

--help

Print a help message and then exit.

--version

Print version information and then exit.