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Does Spotlight re-import a file that has been copied or moved?

Does Spotlight re-import a file that has been copied or moved?

This isn't a trick question about corner cases or anything like that -- simply, if Spotlight already has a file imported and indexed into its database and that file is moved or copied (say, a script used mv or cp on it), does Spotlight compare checksums (or something like that) to determine 'this is the same file, no need to look inside of it again', or does it just call whichever importer is registered for that type again (which will trigger a re-parsing).

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To find out if the reindex happens with mv/cp. You can keep an eye on it with fseventer. It observes filesystem changes using the same underlying API as Spotlight