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Old 09-05-2013, 02:16 AM   #1
Graeme Savage
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yum install commands

Hi I am currently installing Linux centos 6 as a support platform for unisolv and after installing the product - centos 6 , in cli mode I have had to add all of the desktop applications to get the gui to work - I wanted it to install off the gui interface but it went straight into cli mode which I suspect was because the install (centos) did not like my on board graphic card - after reading up on the redhat site it was suggested that a group install using yum was the way to get a working desktop which has worked - I was just wondering why the command "yum -y" was used - what does the "-y" mean.
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hi welcome to LQ. Most commands have documentation in the form of a "man page" (man short for manual). So it you want to know what a command does you can read that documentation. So for example you can run:
man yum
You can scroll around with the arrow keys and pgup/pgdn. Press q to quit. I this page you'll find the following:
       -y, --assumeyes
              Assume yes; assume that the answer to any question which would be asked
              is yes.



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