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Re: Origin of /var/run contents




On Sat, Mar 03, 2018 at 12:09:54PM -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Saturday 03 March 2018 11:14:34 Jonathan de Boyne Pollard wrote:
> > Gene Heskett:
> > > Didn't anyone think of the stuff that runs as a user?
> >
> > They did.  They gave you a /run/user/$UID directory owned by you, and
> > an XDG_RUNTIME_DIR environment variable whose value points to it that
> > you use so that its location is configurable.  They also gave you a
> > manual entry.
(snip)

> I don't believe it was documented, or even existed at the time I moved my 
> stuff. This machine, and 3 others here, running linuxcnc, are still 
> wheezy. One experimental install on a pi is running jessie.

All of the stuff Jonathan is describing is from systemd, which basically
means jessie and later.

Wheezy used sysvinit and related pacakges, not systemd.

Jessie does have the file-hierarchy(7) man page that Jonathan mentioned.
Note that the first sentence in this man page mentions systemd.