Introduction In this guide I will be showing you how you can interact with the clipboard from the terminal. The focus of this will be how you can do things like copy the contents of a file (or output from a program) directly into memory and also how you can paste directly into a file … Read more
Introduction: In this guide I will be showing you how you can launch graphical applications from your Windows Subsystem for Linux install. This guide will be aimed at Ubuntu users although it should work on any Debian based distro (and probably others too). Requirements To do this, you will need the following: Windows Subsystem for … Read more
Your Windows filesystem should be mounted in the /mnt directory. This should include any extra or external drives you have connected. user@hostname:~$ ls /mnt -la total 0 drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4096 May 17 23:13 . drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4096 May 17 23:13 .. drwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4096 May 17 18:22 c drwxrwxrwx … Read more
If you are looking to access your Linux files from Windows, this guide should hopefully be helpful to you. This location will likely change depending on the version and when you set up your WSSL. At the time of writing this (May 2020), my files for Ubuntu 20.04 are located at: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\LINUX_DISTRO_NAME\LocalState\rootfs For example C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\CanonicalGroupLimited.Ubuntu20.04onWindows_79rhkp1fndgsc\LocalState\rootfs … Read more
A Better terminal Id highly recommend trying out the new Windows Terminal. This can be downloaded from the Microsoft Store. Once installed, it makes it easier to switch between different Linux distros you may have installed along with Command Prompt and Powershell. You also get tabs!
Here are a link various guides which you may find useful as a Windows Subsystem for Linux user Install Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSSL 1) – Installing Ubuntu 20.04 LTS WSSL Tips and Tricks: A Better terminal WSSL Tips and Tricks: Accessing your Linux files in Windows WSSL Tips and Tricks: Accessing your Windows files … Read more
Introduction In this guide I will be showing you how you can install the Windows Subsystem for Linux on Windows 10. An update to this will be released in Windows 10 version 2004 in late May 2020. You can find out more about this here. Important thing to note is that WSL 1 (covered in … Read more