5.99/6 Which variables to use for library locations

I am wondering which environment variable to use for which files. BAsically my library setup is as follows (windows):
KiCad standard symbols in its default installed location.
Any additional libraries on another location.

But there are several related variables, which one is intended for what ?
KICAD6_FOOTPRINT_DIR -> User footprints or default footprints
KICAD6_SYMBOL_DIR -> User symbols or default symbols
KICAD_SYMBOL_DIR -> Still to be used (purpose ?) or deprecated ?
KICAD_USER_LIBRARY -> Still to be used (purpose ?) or deprecated ?
KISYSMOD -> Still to be used (purpose ?) or deprecated ?

Any clarification (preferably what would become the standard for KiCad 6) ?
And I also wonder if it is save to add more environment variabled for paths ?

Those paths are only for KiCad’s default libraries.

In KiCad-nightly V5.99 I have:
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I have not used KICAD6_3RD_PARTY and I moved KICAD_USER_TEMPLATE_DIR

Note that all the paths starting with /usr/ are not even writable for normal users on my linux box.

For my KiCad V5.1.10 the paths look like:
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And these are pretty much all standard. About a week ago I removed both KiCad versions and their configuration files and did my best to do a new clean install. KICAD_SYMBOL_DIR is used for all the default libraries in KICad V5.1.x

For your own personal libraries you have to think of a place to put them yourself. You can use ${KIPRJMOD} which is always the root of the current project. Other opions are to use an absolute path, or to make an environment variable of your own.

I used to have a self made KICAD_DATASHEET_DIR and used that in my own libraries for local datasheets. I have to repair that because it got lost during the re-install last week.

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Thanks for your reply.
Some of the variables might indeed be a leftover from an earlier config.