If you are a Linux user, you might have encountered a situation where you need to install a software package, but you are prompted to accept the license agreement before installation can proceed. This can be especially frustrating when trying to install a package through the command-line interface (CLI) since you cannot interact with the graphical user interface (GUI) to accept the agreement.

Fortunately, there is a solution to this problem. By using a specific command-line flag, you can automate the acceptance of the license agreement and proceed with the installation process without any further interaction.

To accept a license agreement from the command line in Linux, you need to add the “-y” flag to the installation command. This flag stands for “yes” and tells the installation process to automatically accept any license agreements without prompting the user for input.

Here is an example of how to use the “-y” flag:

sudo apt-get install package-name -y

In this example, “package-name” is the name of the package you want to install. By adding the “-y” flag at the end of the command, you are telling the system to automatically accept any license agreements that may show up during the installation process.

It is worth noting that blindly accepting license agreements can be risky. You should always read the license agreement before accepting it, as it may contain important information or terms that could affect your system or software.

In summary, the “-y” flag is a useful tool for automating the acceptance of license agreements when installing packages through the command line in Linux. However, it is important to use this flag responsibly and always read through license agreements before accepting them.