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Re: [Bug-wget] [Bug-Wget] Issues with Metalink support

From: Giuseppe Scrivano
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] [Bug-Wget] Issues with Metalink support
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 08:47:26 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Darshit Shah <address@hidden> writes:

> I was trying to download a large ISO (>4GB) through a metalink file.
> The first thing that struck me was: The file is first downloaded to
> /tmp and then moved to the location.
> Is there any specific reason for this? I understand that downloading
> partial files to /tmp , stitching them and then moving them to the
> actual download location might be good on I/O. But, a very popular
> case in such scenarios is when /tmp is not large enough to store the
> file, but I have enough capacity in the location where I'm trying to
> store it.

I am not familiar with the metalink code as well and I don't know if
there is any better reason for this behaviour, but if the reason is only
because of an optimization then we shouldn't do this.


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