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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.
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.