View Full Version : Automate yes answer in ./script installation

February 18th, 2016, 01:53 PM
Hey, first time poster here!
I want to write a script that automates the process of installing my university's VPN service. In order to do that I have to install a file by ./install. This works fine if done from the terminal, but it prompts me with two "yes"/"no" questions, which I have to answer manually. My question now is, whether there is an analogous way to automate a yes answer similar to apt-get --assume-yes for installing programs by ./runscript?

So far I tried:

./script <<< "y

printf 'y\nyes\nno\nmaybe\n' | ./script_that_needs_user_input

but both didn't work. Any tips or suggestions?161

February 18th, 2016, 02:36 PM
Whether there's an --assume-yes equivalent would depend on the writers of the script

The old school way would be to use the 'expect' program, spawning the script and sending appropriate responses when it presents the questions