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Re: dowload a not existing file

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2002 09:39:14 +0100 (MET)

On Wed, 26 Dec 2001, raoul cridlig wrote:

[sorry for not having replied earlier, I've been away from my mail the last
two weeks something]

> how to prevent from creating an empty local file when I try to download a
> non existing remote file ?

Well, you know the file exists when your callback gets called. Delay the file
creation until the callback is called the first time...

That's how curl tool itself does it.

    Daniel Stenberg -- curl groks URLs --
Received on 2002-01-02