By mistake I chose the option of "open with" instead of "save file" downloading a somewhat large file (around 3GB, but my max download speed is 350KB/s..). However, I didn't do any action when the download finished...

Is the file stored somewhere? Or upon shutting down the system the file was removed? I don't see it's in /tmp (the directory doesn't auto-clean-up).

My system is OpenSUSE Leap.

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Generally by default 11.1 and newer erase the /tmp and temporary user files once the system is shut-down. It's for security reasons and drive space.

/tmp would be where it is. I would try ls -a in your terminal and see if it's there. If not, it was deleted upon shutdown.

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