Inspired by a tweet from @rfletcherEW
Creating links and symlinks from the commandline involves the use of the ln command. In the past I always forgot which parameter was the existing file/directory and the which was the link I wanted to create. So here's my quick tip to remember.
ln can create a link with the same name as the target in the current directory. So if you execute ln -s /bin/ls you will end up with a symlink in the current directory called ls Given that, it's an easy step to remember that, as sometimes it's the only parameter.
The first parameter in an ln command is the existing file.
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