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error message improvements: noclobber

From: Dan Jacobson
Subject: error message improvements: noclobber
Date: 11 Jun 2001 04:32:45 +0800
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# wwwoffle-ls outgoing|awk '/goog/{print $NF}'>/tmp/1
bash: /tmp/1: cannot overwrite existing file

well, ok, but how about saying
bash: /tmp/1: cannot overwrite existing file because you have set the noclobber 

I mean it would save a lot of headscratching.  I mean he might think
the remote file system's disk is improperly mounted, etc.

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