Auto input with echo


 
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Auto input with echo

in cygwin, cron-config will ask two inputs: yes or no.

1st question, answer is no
2nd question, answer is yes

my script:

echo no | cron-config

how do i pass yes to 2nd question ?
# 2  
Try a here document
Code:
cron-config <<EOF
no
yes
EOF

The bottom EOF pair ( could be any series of characters that are meaningless to the shell) has to be in column 1 -- leftmost column
# 3  
cool. thanks. worked perfectly!
# 4  
You could also try
Code:
$ { echo yes; echo no; } | cron-config

, or, depending on your system/shell,
Code:
$ echo -e "yes\nno" | cron-config

# 5  
Code:
printf "%s\n" no yes | cron-config

 

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