directories saved in /var/tmp got deleted automatically
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The /var/tmp directory is made available for programs that require temporary ﬁles or directories that are preserved between system reboots. Therefore, data stored in /var/tmp is more persistent than data in /tmp.
Files and directories located in /var/tmp must not be deleted when the system is booted. Although data stored in /var/tmp is typically deleted in a site-speciﬁc manner, it is recommended that deletions occur at a less frequent interval than /tmp.
All RHEL-based distros clean /var/tmp of files older than 30 days. I don't know about other distros. Look for a cron entry that invokes tmpwatch. On Fedora/RHEL it is /etc/cron.daily/tmpwatch. It has a line like /usr/sbin/tmpwatch "$flags" 30d /var/tmp or /usr/sbin/tmpwatch 720 /var/tmp. 720 hours = 30 days.