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it was on the news this mroing a developer in ar who had kill his three programs

Jan
3
comment Can I use PLink and Pageant with Cygwin's ssh?
mmm, this not a bad idea at all. It's probably how I'll go. Thanks! And regarding your openssh-compatible agent, yes that's exactly what I was hoping plink could provide. It seems like it would be a pretty high value piece of code, since so much work goes into making software (like git) compatible with both openssh and plink. Why not just have a translation layer? Seems like "the Unix way" to do it. :)
Jan
3
comment Can I use PLink and Pageant with Cygwin's ssh?
I'm not sure what the consequences of using putty would be for my Cygwin scripts. I'm not really clear on where puttycyg inserts itself, I guess. I'll look into it - thanks!
Jan
3
comment Can I use PLink and Pageant with Cygwin's ssh?
I can't leave Cygwin, unfortunately. I depend on some of the packages it provides, not just pure ssh console stuff. Msys has its strengths ("better" integration with many Windows tools and the Windows version of Ruby, for instance) but it would be very difficult to migrate my Cygwin based scripts with the tools available on Msys.
Dec
23
comment Rename files to empty filename in Windows (Vista)
Wow! Cool trick. However... it doesn't make ANY SENSE that putting a dot at the end will both allow a "nameless" file and erase the ending dot. That makes me think that this is a BUG in explorer, and is a behavior that could possibly change in the future. It does work though, and this is a common problem with Unix tools that are ported to windows (Msys and Cygwin use dot-folders a lot, in addition to SVN and Git, as mentioned). So, should we be spreading this trick around, if it's likely to stop working?