When I tag a file with a color in Pantheon Files, where is the tag recorded?

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I guessed it may be stored in a hidden file in the same directory (similar to what Windows and macOS do), but I did not find such file.

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The file-color associations are stored in the ~/.config/marlin/marlin.db sqlite database.

This should answer your question as well: How can I change label color for any entry in Files, using scripts?

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