I know when a program crashes, some files creating in
/var/crash/. But I don't know what these files are!
Is that error logs?
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Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS) quote
For directory function questions for Linux, you should also check the FHS: /var/crash : System crash dumps (optional) | linuxfoundation.org
/var/crash : System crash dumps (optional)
This directory holds system crash dumps. As of the date of this release of the standard, system crash dumps were not supported under Linux but may be supported by other systems which may comply with the FHS.
But as others mentioned, Debian has extended the standard for user space crashes as well via corekeeper.
In Ubuntu 14.04, it is Apport | Ubuntu Wiki instead of corekeeper that puts user space crashes there (corekeeper is not installed by default, but available on the repositories). Apport is the cause for the (in)famous "System problem detected" startup popup generated by the Apport program: System always start with "System program problem detected" dialog | Ask Ubuntu