Filesystem Hierarchy Standard

5.12 /var/opt : Variable data for /opt

5.12.1 Purpose

Variable data of the packages in /opt must be installed in /var/opt/<package>, where <package> is the name of the subtree in /opt where the static data from an add-on software package is stored, except where superseded by another file in /etc. No structure is imposed on the internal arrangement of /var/opt/<package>.

Refer to the rationale for /opt.

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