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'/tmp/file 1.txt' '/tmp/file 2.jpg'
for Nautilus script
for Thunar action
If you linking the symlinks itself, but want to link to source files instead of symlinks, use
"`readlink -m "$i"`"
for i in '/tmp/file 1.txt' '/tmp/file 2.jpg'; do ln -s "`readlink -m "$i"`" "$i LINK"; done
If you use colored ls(1), the broken symbolic links significantly differ from regular files and directories in the ls listing. In my case it is bright red. 0 is for getting the first place in the list.
You may also use the $(which foo) variant instead of backticks. I personnaly have an alias ll='ls -l'.