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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 Logic Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Status:  Confirmed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  1.17.1 Operating System:  GNU/Linux
Reproducibility:  Every Time Fixed Release:  None
Planned Release:  None Regression:  None
Work Required:  None Patch 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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