touch a ln -s a b
The above command creates a symbolic link which originates from "b" and points to "a":
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 1 Dec 20 23:41 b -> a
The question is that how to say that correctly? If it is correct, then why is the reverse direction i.e "b" is the source and "a" is the target. And which entity is the symbolic link itself?