Respond to Prompt in Bash Script
I work on a project that requires I frequently build and destroy a virtual machine. I don't enjoy having to do so but virtual machines can be notoriously difficult to prop up, especially when you have a complex app living within it.
Manually typing the same commands over and over can be mind-numbing so I've create a bash script to handle all of the work for me. One hiccup to the process is needing to confirm removal of an existing virtual machine; using a pipe and
echo allows me to answer the prompt:
# ... some directives here
# Remove the machine, confirming "y" when asked by docker-machine
echo 'y' | docker-machine rm default
# ... more directives here
echo I pipe a
y response to
docker-machine's confirmation prompt, thus allowing the script to move forward with other tasks without the need for manual intervention.
I don't, however, know how to handle multiple prompts -- can you tell me and everyone else?
I work with an awesome cast of developers at Mozilla, and one of them in Daniel Buchner. Daniel's shared with me an awesome strategy for detecting when nodes have been injected into a parent node without using the deprecated DOM Events API.
Last week I released a snippet of code for MooTools that allowed you to fade in and out a "to the top" link on any page. Here's how to implement that functionality using jQuery.
A simple link.
A little CSS for position and style.