I'm on Ubuntu. I do not use LFS. I track mods and saved games of
Skyrim with git, TESV.exe sorts the saved games only by their mtime. I
know it is not the most usual use case for git.

I agree with that viewpoint and I like the way git works right now, I
do not want to change that. Checking out the saved games and then
fixing the mtime works but forces a lot of unneeded I/O.

I forgot to mention that 'git update-index --assume-unchanged' does
not solve this well enough. Eventually 'git status' rereads the file
when that flag is removed. A better way for my use case would be being
able to set the proper mtime without forcing a rehash of the file that
yields the same object.

Thanks for your reply.

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