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Because, like me, he is a newbie. The shell prompt is not intuitive to a newbie.
jamesjainfo - the "(Repair file system) 1 #" you saw is not a question, it is the shell prompt.
unSpawn - you are not a newbie. "Why" may be beyond you, but it's not beyond me - he didn't understand. Perhaps a slightly less terse answer might have been more helpful? Such as "I suggest you look up the command 'yes' by entering 'man yes' at a shell prompt"