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I'm now impelmenting a simple download utility. I don't know why chrome need a temporary file when downloading from the Internet and then rename it, instead of downloading the file directly with its name. For file consistency? Or other reasons?

Thanks and best regards.

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Ask the Chrome developers. Unless one of us is one of them, this question cannot be definitively answered. – mdpc Feb 2 '13 at 3:43
Personally, if I were a Chrome developer, I might do it this way so users don't edit still-downloading files. But yeah, we aren't the ones in charge, so it's anyone's guess. – Marcus Chan Feb 2 '13 at 3:49
@MarcusChan Thank you for the guess :). – Summer_More_More_Tea Feb 2 '13 at 5:02
@mdpc You're right, but there is not website :). Anyway, thanks for your comment. – Summer_More_More_Tea Feb 2 '13 at 5:03
Doesn't Chrome have a SDK for developing addons? Why not check what's defined in there? That way, you don't have to guess yourself, or ask people who don't develop apps. – TFM Feb 2 '13 at 6:33

Many downloading programs create temporary files that they rename to the final name after the download is complete. That way nobody can mistake a partially downloaded file with the final results.

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