I'm running a command through a program that needs to create an OpenVPN account. After putting in this line to start making the account:
cd /etc/openvpn/easy-rsa; . ./vars; ./build-key username
I need to have it put in no input 10 times [like pressing enter,] and then press y twice. It needs to all be in this one line. Is this possible? Thanks in advance.
root@suffice-vpn:~# cd /etc/openvpn/easy-rsa; . ./vars; <<<$'\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nyy' ./build-key username NOTE: If you run ./clean-all, I will be doing a rm -rf on /etc/openvpn/easy-rsa/keys Generating a 2048 bit RSA private key ..............+++ .....................+++ writing new private key to 'username.key' ----- You are about to be asked to enter information that will be incorporated into your certificate request. What you are about to enter is what is called a Distinguished Name or a DN. There are quite a few fields but you can leave some blank For some fields there will be a default value, If you enter '.', the field will be left blank. ----- Country Name (2 letter code) [US]:State or Province Name (full name) [NY]:Locality Name (eg, city) [Merrick]:Organization Name (eg, company) [IceWare]:Organizational Unit Name (eg, section) [IceWare]:Common Name (eg, your name or your server's hostname) [username]:Name [server]:Email Address [email@example.com]: Please enter the following 'extra' attributes to be sent with your certificate request A challenge password :An optional company name :Using configuration from /etc/openvpn/easy-rsa/openssl-1.0.0.cnf Check that the request matches the signature Signature ok The Subject's Distinguished Name is as follows countryName :PRINTABLE:'US' stateOrProvinceName :PRINTABLE:'NY' localityName :PRINTABLE:'Merrick' organizationName :PRINTABLE:'IceWare' organizationalUnitName:PRINTABLE:'IceWare' commonName :PRINTABLE:'username' name :PRINTABLE:'server' emailAddress :IA5STRING:'firstname.lastname@example.org' Certificate is to be certified until Jan 14 16:59:03 2026 GMT (3650 days) Sign the certificate? [y/n]:CERTIFICATE WILL NOT BE CERTIFIED: I/O error root@suffice-vpn:/etc/openvpn/easy-rsa#
As you can see, it goes through the process filling in the blanks [keeping all that information that I want to remain the same] but then I get this I/O error.