Terminal Meanings

What does -y mean at the end of a terminal command .... I've searched the web but can't find a clear meaning for the term ..... and do I need to use it or not if copying a command and pasting it in the terminal ...


In the context of terminal commands on Linux, the "-y" option is often used with package management commands like "apt" or "yum". It stands for "yes" and is typically used to automatically answer "yes" to any prompts or confirmations that the command might otherwise ask for.