The Unexpected Importance of the Trailing Slash


For many using Unix-derived systems today, we take for granted that /some/path and /some/path/ are the same. Most shells will even add a trailing slash for you when you press the Tab key after the name of a directory or a symbolic link to one.

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SSH Port Forwarding and the Command Cargo Cult


Someone is Wrong on the Internet

If you look up how to only forward ports with ssh, you may come across solutions like this:

ssh -nNT -L

Or perhaps this, if you also wanted to send ssh to the background:

ssh -NT -L &
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