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in order avoid typing out all of the apt-get commands when updating my computer i have made a simple alias command to do it. But i really want to be able to just type in my alias and let it do its thing and not have to wait to for the yes/no prompt to type in "y". is there a simple way to bypass this prompt or maybe add "yes" in the alias somewhere?

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Sure, although I have never tried it as an alias but it should work:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y upgrade
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Thank you! that worked perfectly! –  Ntc Apr 2 '12 at 5:49
@wojox , i m think wt apt-get -y update do ? why is -y is in update ? , -y in upgrade seems to be ok , but -y in update !!!!! ? –  One Zero Apr 2 '12 at 14:56
I will edit and remove the -y from update if it bothers you One Zero. :) –  wojox Apr 2 '12 at 16:04
apt-get -o Dpkg::Options::='--force-confold' --force-yes -fuy dist-upgrade"
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Could you be more specific? What does this command do and how does it work? –  Seth Dec 10 '13 at 6:09

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