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How can invoke an automatic "Y" in a script?

rbend
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I have a small script:
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mt rewind          
dd if=/dev/rmt/0n of=/dev/null  
/app_dsk/usr/dlc/bin/prorest apmdb /dev/rmt/0n
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it is called by running the filename:
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apmdb.rest
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Problem is, that the program the script runs, always asks the question:
File Exists, Overwrite? (Y/N)
I have to manually press "Y" everytime.
How can I make the "Y" be entered automatically without me doing it?
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Use a HERE document in Bourne shell:

sh apmdb.rest <<ENDHERE
Y
ENDHERE

The ENDHERE part is simply something you choose - ENDHERE is what I've always used.

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