Bug 146440 - files saved by wget to /tmp or /var/tmp are deleted on next tmpwatch
files saved by wget to /tmp or /var/tmp are deleted on next tmpwatch
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: wget (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Karsten Hopp
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Reported: 2005-01-28 05:20 EST by Tomasz Ostrowski
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-01-31 08:00:22 EST
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Description Tomasz Ostrowski 2005-01-28 05:20:52 EST
Description of problem:
Wget sets last access time of downloaded file to it's modify time. If
a file is saved to /tmp or /var/tmp then next tmpwatch cron job will
delete just downloaded files. This can cause the waste of bandwidth
and, in some cases, loss of data - it is supposed that a file will
stay in /tmp for 10 days and in /var/tmp for 30.

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Steps to Reproduce:
cd /tmp
su -
ls -gG /tmp/MD5SUM

Actual results:
ls: /tmp/MD5SUM: No such file or directory

Expected results:
-rw-r--r--  1 791 Nov  4 00:00 /tmp/MD5SUM

Additional info:
I've stepped on this wget I set downloading Fedora Core 3 iso's to
/var/tmp last night and found out today that the files are missing.

I think wget should only change modify time on downloaded files, not
access time.
Comment 1 Karsten Hopp 2005-01-31 08:00:22 EST
Please try wget-1.9.1-19 from Rawhide

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