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- Why is /tmp a symlink to /private/tmp? 4 answers
What is the reason for the
/private directory structure located at the root of an OSX system volume? Why are
/var symlinks to subdirectories of
NOTE While writing my question, I discovered this answer to another question which seems to address this issue. I'm going to post my question anyway because it contains the terms that I searched for. The other question/answer doesn't, prompting me to start writing this question in the first place.