I have just seen the
/var/ directory being defined as:
Multi-purpose log, temporary, transient, and spool files. A memory-based file system is sometimes mounted at /var.
/usr/ has been described as:
The majority of user utilities and applications.
To my eye, it looks like web apps I write fall under "user utilities and applications" (but this is a server, so storing this stuff under my home directory is impractical if I want other admins to work on it). My web apps have nothing to do with the 'system architecture'.
/usr/share/www/ looks like a great place to store web apps and serve from, as opposed to
/var/www/. I am aware apache server's convention is to store in
/var/, but I'm using a different server and even if I was using apache, I don't mind stepping on this particular convention's toes.
My question is, any compelling arguments against using this directory?