I want to create a system-wide directory, that contains application specific (read-write) data (like log files, configurations and other app specific metadata).
After reading a bit more about the Linux file system, I thought about using
/var/app_name/, but then I found out, that some of the subdirs are temporary (not persistent among restarts, like
How significant is this? I mean, should I use another directory (like
/home/app_name/) or using
/var/app_name/ is OK?