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An Automated Yes Man

Ever tried tab-completing random characters in the terminal to discover new tools? That’s how I discovered the yes command. Your Unix-like machine probably has it.

yes - output a string repeatedly until killed

By default it repeatedly prints ‘y’, but pass it a string and it will repeatedly print that instead. E.g. yes yes For more info on your very own yes man, run man yes.

It’s already on version 8.20. There’s even an MIT paper.

So why does it exist? So you don’t have to pull off a homer.

Though some may use it for simple load testing. Enjoy!