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Re index of same file with same hash but metadata has changed

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I'm using splunk 8.0.3 on a Linux machine.

It seems a tar.gz file with the same hash gets re indexed by Splunk. 

The only difference that I see is that when I do a 'stat <file>', it shows as Changed.  The Changed means metadata has changed.

Is this behavior documented somewhere?

How do I stop Splunk from re indexing this file if only the metadata changed?

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