Originally posted by guzzi
This may be of some help.
Lets say you are in your home directory and want to create a file which is really somewhere else. Lets use /etc/inittab as a test.
ln -s give_it_a_name_file /etc/inittab
This will make a file named give_it_a_name_file in your home directory that is really a link to /etc/inittab
No, this will make an error :-)
[baris@rhinox]$ ln --help
Usage: ln [OPTION]... TARGET [LINK_NAME]
correct form is
ln -s /etc/inittab give_it_a_name_file