$mkdir lnTest1 lnTest2
$ln -s lnTest1 "lnTest2" There is NO slash at the end of "lnTest2"!!
$ls lnT* -Rl |sed "s'$USER''g" lnTest1: total 0 lnTest2: total 0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 7 Jun 22 22:48 lnTest1 -> lnTest1
When the last argument to
ln is a directory, the links are made in that directory. The man page says:
ln [OPTION]... TARGET... DIRECTORY (3rd form)
In the 3rd and 4th forms, create links to each TARGET in DIRECTORY.
It doesn't matter whether you're creating a hard or symbolic link.
mv behave similarly.