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bug #47519: Using the option --spider does temporary create the files and permanently the directories

Submitted by:  Sworddragon <sworddragon>
Submitted on:  Thu 24 Mar 2016 10:34:54 AM UTC  
Category: Program LogicSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalStatus: Confirmed
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Originator Name: Open/Closed: Open
Release: 1.17.1Operating System: GNU/Linux
Reproducibility: Every TimeFixed Release: None
Planned Release: NoneRegression: None
Work Required: NonePatch Included: None

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Thu 24 Mar 2016 11:01:35 AM UTC, comment #1:

Confirmed. This is an old bug and I guess it has already been reported. No one found time to fix it for now.

Tim Ruehsen <rockdaboot>
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Thu 24 Mar 2016 10:34:54 AM UTC, original submission:

If I'm using the option -r with --spider on a website I'm noticing that wget is creating the directory structure and temporary the files (but i can't tell if the files were empty or not as they are immediately deleted). --spider is documented that it doesn't download anything and just check for the existence. An user would probably not expect that this would create any files.

Sworddragon <sworddragon>


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