Is it off topic to ask general Unix and Linux questions on Stack Overflow? The obvious answer is to post Unix and Linux questions on the Unix and Linux Stack Exchange site. On the other hand, my question is about symbolic links, and searching "symbolic link" returns 1197 search results on Unix and Linux, compared to 4849 search results on SO. Also, I'm not a big forum user and honestly I'd rather post on a smaller number of forums instead of posting my one question on Unix and Linux. Here's my specific question:
I've always only used absolute paths when making symbolic links. I was taught to do this in order to avoid complicated or unknown behavior. Is good style to avoid relative symbolic links the way I was taught, or is that a bunch of nonsense? The question is a bit subjective, but some things are so commonly accepted as good or bad style that it's possible to give a pretty concrete answer.
What makes it even worse is that it's a somewhat subjective question. These two threads are related but not exactly the same as my question:
Where questions about linux shell commands go?
Are too many Linux programmers' questions migrated away from Stack Overflow?