Like... I'd expect to be talking about the actual link. The link points from A to B, so A is the source, B is the destination.
Note: I've actually managed to brute-force myself to remember this one, I'm just telling you that the simple "src dest" mnemonic is bad
@ashfurrow I just say it out loud and use the long options. you can't go wrong when you're `--extract --gzip --verbose --file tar-archive.tar.gz` or `--create --gzip --file tar-archive.tar.gz [from] directory`.
the other confusions new ( or even occasional ) users might have is where to put the archive name and the directory / file to be archived.
@ashfurrow I had to have picked that up from either Stephen Kochan's UNIX shell book, or UNIX for the Impatient, 30-34 years ago. Possibly Wile E. Coyote "genius", more likely good at retaining syntax and language tricks.
@ashfurrow This is one of those things where you can interpret destination differently. Is it where the link gors or where it points?
Doesn't help things.
Anal pretty sure the Windows one is backwards compared to the Linux one.
@ashfurrow The fun thing about this is I know which way to use `ln -s` in practice, but I get confused by “src” and “dest” because they mean the opposite thing at creation time and at usage time
@ashfurrow thank goodness I'm not the only one who keep having to refer to the command help to remember. >.<
@ashfurrow *uses dolphin to create a link because i'm scared of getting it backwards and destroying something*
@ashfurrow same meme but the buttons are "/dest is the destination the link points to" and "/dest is the destination the link gets put into"
@ashfurrow instead of "cd destdir && ln -s src", you can also do "ln -s -T src dest"
('src' being whatever the symlink will point to, and 'dest' the new symlink)
@ashfurrow *my brain explodes* - Worst UX EVAR! I have to go to manpage or --help Every Single Time! :)
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