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Support engineer for Metaswitch Networks. I hack around in Python, spend more time than I'd like with shell, and am proficient if somewhat rusty with C. I'm also the Git maintainer for Cygwin.

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Feb
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Feb
10
revised How do I prevent Cygwin's XWin Server automatically starting xterm?
Link to the now-correct answer
Feb
10
accepted How do I prevent Cygwin's XWin Server automatically starting xterm?
Jan
23
comment How do I prevent Cygwin's XWin Server automatically starting xterm?
@Notinlist So it does. That's a bit sad. I'll try and investigate and find a new solution; it appears the system is somewhat more complicated now, and I can't trivially work out how it's supposed to work…
Jan
23
revised Win7 Aero disabled due to mirror drivers following TightVNC use, cannot re-enable
rm now-unnecessary edit
Jan
23
awarded  Famous Question
Dec
11
awarded  Yearling
Nov
20
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
31
comment I want to uninstall Cygwin, but I don't have cygrunsrv
@Asad: Fixed that; looks like the layout of the Cygwin FAQs has changed since I originally wrote that answer. Thanks for the heads up!
Oct
31
revised I want to uninstall Cygwin, but I don't have cygrunsrv
Correct link to the uninstall instructions
Sep
3
awarded  Notable Question
Aug
24
answered Set up Cygwin with Python executables
Aug
1
comment Difference between scp and rsync?
AIUI rsync now uses SSH by default, so there's no difference in security. And all the other reports I've seen say rsync will be at least as fast as scp; why do you think scp is quicker?
Jul
28
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
11
awarded  Yearling
Nov
28
awarded  Tumbleweed
Nov
20
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
8
revised Cygwin won't start Gitk
corrected slashes