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question abt symbolic link ...

i'm doing the following ...

ln -s x.sh ./scripts/y.sh

and

cat ./scripts/y.sh

it is giving following error

cat: cannot open y.sh

Any reason u an think of ?

But it is working fine when i goto scripts directory and cretae the symbolic link.

cd scripts
ln -s ../x.sh y.sh

and if i do

cat y.sh .... it is displaying the contents of x.sh



Thanks for any insight on this.
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When you did this command

ln -s x.sh ./scripts/y.sh

it created a link from ./scripts/y.sh to x.sh. If you had done a ls -l ./scripts/y.sh, you would have seen that it was
scripts/y.sh -> x.sh
which means it was setting up the link as scripts/y.sh to scripts/x.sh

You should have done it as
ln -s ../x.sh ./scripts/y.sh
 

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