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Troubleshooting: disktester keeps asking me to type “yes”

The only context in which this occurs when the home directory has permissions that do not allow creating a small file signifying acknowledgement of the one-time-only advisory notice.

The hidden directory (folder) " .diglloydTools" is created in your home directory, and a few very small files are created therein.

We cannot fix this problem for you. You must fix the incorrect permissions on your home directory. One solution is to create an admin account and run the software from there. In most cases, an administrator has created the problem with overly restrictive permissions and/or masks, and will know how to fix it using "chmod" in Terminal. Unix experts can use the 'chown' and 'chmod' commands in Terminal to fix this issue.

        THIS SOFTWARE IS DESIGNED TO DETECT UNDERLYING HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE BUGS OR FAULTS.
        TESTING PROTOCOL CARRIES THE RISK OF SYSTEM CRASHES AND/OR SIMILAR EFFECTS DUE TO
        UNDERLYING HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE ISSUES.

        ***** BACKUP YOUR DATA BEFORE RUNNING TESTS *****
        Type the word 'yes' to indicate your agreement to the software license and the risks:
        You entered: "".  The program will now quit.
        Please backup your data first.

A variant of this is that when running the GUI, the CLI asks you to type "yes". This can only occur because of this permissions problem. Since it is not possible to type "yes" in the GUI, the GUI won’t work.