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noclobber vs command not found

From: jidanni
Subject: noclobber vs command not found
Date: Sun, 09 Jun 2013 08:39:10 +0800

Hello noclobber fans. It was a cheery day, until during an aptitude

   Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme ...

   (gtk-update-icon-cache:13613): GdkPixbuf-WARNING **: Cannot open
   pixbuf loader module file
   '/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/gdk-pixbuf-2.0/2.10.0/loaders.cache': No
   such file or directory

   This likely means that your installation is broken.
   Try running the command #OH NO they forgot to mention the full path!
     gdk-pixbuf-query-loaders > 
   to make things work again for the time being.

So ever obedient, I do

# gdk-pixbuf-query-loaders > 
bash: /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/gdk-pixbuf-2.0/2.10.0/loaders.cache: cannot 
overwrite existing file
# gdk-pixbuf-query-loaders >| 
bash: gdk-pixbuf-query-loaders: command not found

Now you can guess the feeling:
Why didn't it (bash) tell me in the first place (first line) before I destroyed 
the file?
It (bash) was already talking to me on the first line, goading me along,
things were looking good, and then like the O'Jays Backstabbers song,
whammo there on the second line. A sucker punch!

I know it is not in the traditional order of operations, but you might
consider telling the user somehow, "oh and by the way...'.

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