1. 13
  1.  

  2. 5

    For the curious, “since” keeps its state in a dedicated file, one of:

    • $SINCE
    • $HOME/.since
    • /tmp/since

    I think it’d be just a tiny bit cooler if instead it stored the access information in the extended attributes of each file (for file systems that supported it).

    1. 5

      That would have issues with read-only files (given your permissions, multi-user systems where multiple people might use since, and it would take up some disk space here and there that you can’t readily free up at once.

      I do wish more things would use extended attributes though.