5.7. /var/games : Variable game data (optional)

5.7.1. Purpose

Any variable data relating to games in /usr should be placed here. /var/games should hold the variable data previously found in /usr; static data, such as help text, level descriptions, and so on, must remain elsewhere, such as /usr/share/games.


/var/games has been given a hierarchy of its own, rather than leaving it underneath /var/lib as in release 1.2 of this standard. The separation allows local control of backup strategies, permissions, and disk usage, as well as allowing inter-host sharing and reducing clutter in /var/lib. Additionally, /var/games is the path traditionally used by BSD.