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    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).

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      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.