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Re: Origin of /var/run contents

Sven Hartge <sven@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Mart van de Wege <mvdwege@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Eh. It's in the docs. /run is for runtime generated, ephemeral units
>> and other files.
>> What stumped me at first is that /etc has priority over /run
> This is because /etc is designed to override (or amend) anything from
> the system, either static from (/usr)/lib/systemd or generated from /run.
I realise that *now*. Originally I likened the systemd config to the
usual defaults compiled in, then sysadmin overrides in /etc/, then user
overrides in ~/

That was the wrong mental model, as it turned out.


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