As far as I understand, the traditional place for home directories is beneath
/home. Some Linux variants seem to keep them in
/var/home, what's the reason for that?
My guess is that WebOS is designed to be installed on two different filesystems, a root filesystem that is read-only in normal operation and a filesystem mounted on
¹ For example Android (not a unix, but running on a Linux kernel) has a read-only root filesystem and a writable filesystem on
I never seen that...
But you can place things more or less all over the place, I mean one user can be in /var/home/ another in /home/ and third in /partyplace/home/....
But it just don't make any sense to me, it's better to follow the convention that users data is stored under /home/