Thank you for the post.
I am able to replicate. This issue is specific to Mac OS X and does not occur on Windows.
Additionally, I forwarded a report to Testing and Development for review.
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As /var links to /private/var/ this is not a big deal in terms of functionality although it is not very consistent which can lead to malfunction as we can see.