Interacting with the clipboard from terminal using xclip

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

WSSL Tips and Tricks: Launching graphical applications on Ubuntu 20.04 with Xming

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

WSSL Tips and Tricks: Accessing your Linux files in Windows

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

WSSL Tips and Tricks: A Better terminal

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!