Have you taken a look at the Linux Filesystem Hierarchy Standard?
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filesystem_Hierarchy_Standard gives a good
On Wed, 12 May 2010, Ray Odonnell wrote:
> Dear Ilug
>>> What is the correct or preferred location for an application to store its configuration files. I've seen various standards over the years but /usr/share seems particularly popular at the moment - is this the best place? What factors would influence the choice?
>> I have the same question in regard to log files. Should these go somehere in /var/log or should that be reserved for system logs as opposed to application logs.
> Ray O'Donnell
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