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I would like to know if, when doing "php bin/magento indexer:reindex" the folders "var", "generated" and "pub/static" have to be writable ?

Alternatively, does reindexing only work at database level?

All advice and opinions are welcome! Thanks!

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As per my knowledge, indexing is done only on database level.

Magento Indexer tracks database changes for a certain entity and performs re-index if required.

So, if we talk about:

var: it contains cache,log report etc 
generated: contains class files
pub/static : Static view files

For testing purpose, I have set sudo chmod -R 444 . to var,generated and pub/static folder then ran indexer and it worked!

You can check more detail at: official document

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