What is the purpose of /var/run directory?

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  • The /var/run directory contains lot of files and is increasing while the system is running.
  • What is the purpose of this directory?
  • Why files/directorys are deleted from /var/run after reboot ?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

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