It is normal behaviour with any file type that has a header (anything except Type 
What happens is that the statistics area is updated (the things you report on using 
FILE.USAGE) with the latest count, so that things, including later COUNT requests, can 
use this result.  There's also a file status flag that indicates whether the count is 
stale or not, so UniVerse can properly use it or not.
Of course, updating the file header involves writing to the file.
>From memory, RESIZE of the entire file will also update this count.
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