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I have an executable file file that I am running by typing ./file into the terminal. When the program runs, I have to type in the text "code". However, the time taken to type it, or paste it into the terminal, results in the program saying "sorry, you took too long!".

I am tying to send the text "code" to the executable file when I run it, as therefore it would be inputted into the program immediately once it's run.

I've tried ./file; "code" and ./file && "code" but have had no luck - the program still wants an input.

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    Are you looking for echo "code" | ./file ? – Artem S. Tashkinov Jul 21 at 11:40
  • @ArtemS.Tashkinov Brilliant! That's it, thanks very much – The Codesee Jul 21 at 11:41
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You may want to use the pipeline feature https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pipeline_(Unix) :

echo "code" | ./file 
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