"Every perception is to some degree an act of creation, and every act of memory is to some degree an act of imagination."
-- Gerald Edelman, Second Nature: Brain Science and Human Knowledge
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The solution was to refactor the question by breaking it into two pieces. One piece was: “What's the basic command and option to create a Unix soft link?” Answer: “ln -s …”. And the second piece was: “When creating a Unix soft link, in what order do linkname and filename go?” Answer: “filename linkname”.
Breaking this question into more atomic pieces turned a question I routinely got wrong into two questions I routinely got right\\ An even more atomic version would be to break the first question into “What's the Unix command to create a link?” and “What's the option to the ln command to create a soft link?” In practice, I've known for years that ln is the command to create a link, and so this wasn't necessary.. Most of all: when I wanted to create a Unix soft link in practice, I knew how to do it.