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[bug #51069] find changes access time on directories

From: anonymous
Subject: [bug #51069] find changes access time on directories
Date: Fri, 19 May 2017 11:44:13 -0400 (EDT)
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                 Summary: find changes access time on directories
                 Project: findutils
            Submitted by: None
            Submitted on: Fri 19 May 2017 03:44:12 PM UTC
                Category: find
                Severity: 3 - Normal
              Item Group: None
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
             Assigned to: None
         Originator Name: Adesh
        Originator Email: address@hidden
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
                 Release: 4.6.0
           Fixed Release: None



Command line:
$ find . -xdev -mmin -5

Running the above command modifies the access time of all subdirectories under
current directory to current timestamp.
This looks like a bug to me since I do not expect 'find' to modify filesystem
as it is a utility to, you know, find files.

If this is not a bug please explain this behaviour, may be put an explanation
on the site or manual page.


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