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YES command in Linux

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YES command in Linux


Yes command prints the same string continuously on output. If no string is given it will print y.
To cancel print press Cntrl+C

Syntax:

yes [String]


Example:

[himanshu@oel7 ~]$ yes "Himanshu"
Himanshu
Himanshu
Himanshu
Himanshu
Himanshu
Himanshu
^C
[himanshu@oel7 ~]$ yes
y
y
y
y
y
y
^C


Where can I use it in real-time??

Let's say I want to some input regularly to a command, I can use 


I am running rm -i and don't want to give no to remove any file, I have used "yes n"
[himanshu@oel7 AWK]$ yes n |rm -i *
rm: remove regular file ‘2d-array’? rm: remove regular file ‘arit_func’? rm: remove regular file ‘array_file’? rm: remove regular file ‘array_food’? rm: remove regular file ‘builtin_arry_var’? rm: remove regular file ‘com’? rm: remove regular file ‘command_file’? rm: remove regular file ‘Employee_Data.csv’? rm: remove regular file ‘Employee_Data.csv_blankline’? rm: remove regular file ‘Employee_Data.txt’? rm: remove regular file ‘multi_array’? rm: remove regular file ‘newfile’? rm: remove regular file ‘random_file.txt’? rm: remove regular file ‘random_funtion’? rm: remove regular file ‘return_average_func’? rm: remove regular file ‘split_array’? rm: remove regular file ‘string_function’? rm: remove regular file ‘transpose_array’? rm: remove regular file ‘user_function’? [himanshu



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