File: coreutils.info, Node: yes invocation, Prev: printf invocation, Up: Printing text 15.3 `yes': Print a string until interrupted ============================================ `yes' prints the command line arguments, separated by spaces and followed by a newline, forever until it is killed. If no arguments are given, it prints `y' followed by a newline forever until killed. Upon a write error, `yes' exits with status `1'. The only options are a lone `--help' or `--version'. To output an argument that begins with `-', precede it with `--', e.g., `yes -- --help'. *Note Common options::.