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For quite some time I've been running the "make clobber" command, and it suddenly struck me as ridiculous hitting files with club. I know hackers love various weird names, so I decided to figure out what was the history of the term. Unfortunately Jargon File and other resources didn't help me much. But I noticed that wikipedia does not have this article, so I decided to create it (and someone else decided to delete a couple hours after; not the first time with my articles). Laudak (talk) 23:01, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

P.S. Eat flaming death, deletionists! I have found this term in Hot missing encyclopedic articles! Laudak (talk) 23:36, 1 August 2008

Another common way to unintentionally clobber a file is to pipe it to itself. For example, "cat file > file" will obliterate the contents of the file. - (talk) 20:04, 11 July 2016 (UTC)