Yes/No Pedantic Patch

Markus Friedl mfriedl at
Fri Jul 15 00:40:25 EST 2011

no, i don't want to make it easier to say "yes" here. only harder.


On Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 5:12 AM, Joshua Teitelbaum <joshuat at> wrote:
> Hello developers.
> I have made a yes/no 'pedantic' patch that affects how ssh command line and
> other agents that employ yes/no prompts interpret results.
> The nature of the patch is the following:
> When prompted with things like:
> ----SNIP----
> ./ssh  localhost
> The authenticity of host 'localhost (' can't be established.
> RSA key fingerprint is 36:f3:12:f4:20:5b:a5:22:31:01:d7:a8:5e:88:93:a3.
> Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)?
> ----SNIP----
> Mr Jeffery Paul (sneak) thought it would be nice to just be able to type 'y'
> or 'n' respectively in lieu of the full yes/no.
> The patch I made affords yes/no prompts to be answered with single character
> y/n behavior as the default while affording both a new command line option
> -E and config file option y_n_pedantic 0|1to preserve the long form.
> May I send someone the patch I made for review?
> Is this a good idea?
> In closing I love ssh.
> The world does.
> Jeffrey Paul does, but he's terse :)
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