|Q||In trying to checkout a repository from github using cygwin (unix like command line interface for windows), according to the github help is do a ssh firstname.lastname@example.org. However, I got a “Permission denied (publickey)”.|
|A||The missing ingredient for me was that cygwin uses the HOME environment variable and this was not set on my machine. I was then able to do a
git clone email@example.com:<github repository>.