>Was somewhat surprised to discover that although my account is an administrative account, I can’t edit system files from within cygwin by default. To change this right click on your Cygwin shortcut, go to the Shortcut tab, click on Advanced and select “Run as administrator”. This is not just limited to Cygwin apps by the way – you’ll get the same glorious issue if you try and edit hosts using Notepad.
The Twitter REST API v1 is no longer active. Please migrate to API v1.1. https://dev.twitter.com/docs/api/1.1/overview.followers