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    10+ Funny or Useless Linux Programs! linux coolcoder.in

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    yes is not useless. It is used to automatize confirmation of programs which heavily rely on user interaction. Like in yes | apt-get install something. Now, apt should have an option for that, but this is what the program is meant for.

    The “funny” argument is just subjective :D

    …like in sl: you are very concentrated on your work, then you mistype sl and get annoying thing happening. That’s also why I get annoyed by the default apt-suggestion in ubuntu: you type sl instead of ls and have to wait until you get notified about “we have sl, just install it”.

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      Now, apt should have an option for that

      Should, and does have. From apt-get(8):

         -y, --yes, --assume-yes
             Automatic yes to prompts; assume "yes" as answer to all prompts and run non-interactively.
             If an undesirable situation, such as changing a held package, trying to install a unauthenticated
             package or removing an essential package occurs then apt-get will abort.
             Configuration Item: APT::Get::Assume-Yes.

      And in defense of the article, it’s funny OR useless.

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      nice collection!!