== Steps to reproduce ==
`wget -q https://www.google.com/ &`
== What happens ==
wget says it’s ”Redirecting output to ’wget-log'” and creates an empty wget-log file in the current directory.
== What I expect to happen ==
No wget-log file to be created.
== Details ==
Wget has a -b (–background) option, for which the man page says: ”If no output file is specified via the -o, output is redirected to wget-log.” There’s also the -q (–quiet) option, for which the man page says: ”Turn off Wget’s output.”
When both are given, wget goes to background, and no wget-log gets created, as expected.
When only -b is given, wget goes to background, and creates wget-log, also as expected.
When only -q is given, wget runs in the foreground, and no wget-log is created, still as expected.
When only -q is given, but & is added to the end of the command line, wget goes to background, but also creates wget-log, which I find unexpected (and inconsistent).