What can you do to a file without triggering the "Change" stat? For instance, it appears that simply changing a bit will trigger Change.
You can read the file. That will update its access time (unless disabled with a mount option like
Anything else, whether it's changing the file's data, changing its metadata, or renaming it, updates the change time. That's by design.
Presumably by "change stat" you mean the
On top of that changing the contents of the file will change it's size and/or update it's
About the only change to an inode which doesn't cause