App automatically responds "yes" to boring installation dialogs


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/10/12/app-automatically-responds-y.html


#2


#3

I’m actually listening to Yes right now.


#4

This is actually a really important program and we use it all the time for automated installs.


#5

“Format C: (Yes/No)?”

No way this could go wrong, no, never…


#6

fortuantly for you it doesn’t work in windows


#7

But that is exactly how we install spyware with every legit install we try. No thanks.


#8

You aren’t even close to thinking big enough…

yes yes | terraform destroy

#9

I know that there’s a joke about Manufacturing Consent here; I’m just having a little trouble optimizing it.


#10

First I thought you’d get caught in those final questions “Can we install this totally unrelated browser extension along with your program?” but then I saw it’s not for Windows so I assume those kind of things don’t pop up?


#11

#12

I dunno about that, but this new automation is going to put a lot of Yes Men out of business.


#13

I have half a gig free on my hard drive. Would you recommend this application to me?


#14

They should call this new version hell-yes.


#15

The man page for BSD style unices is most helpful:


NAME
     yes -- be repetitively affirmative

SYNOPSIS
     yes [expletive]

DESCRIPTION
     yes outputs expletive, or, by default, ``y'', forever.

HISTORY
     The yes command appeared in 4.0BSD.

4th Berkeley Distribution        June 6, 1993        4th Berkeley Distribution

#16

Kind of interesting how the seemingly simplest of programs can end up being pretty damn complicated.


#17

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