Configuring the Windows Subsystem for Linux

Kevin Feasel

2019-06-20

Linux

Drew Furgiuele is too cool for Windows shells:

Microsoft has provided a native Linux experience for Windows, called the Windows Subsystem for Linux, or WSL. If you haven’t heard of this feature yet, here’s the short version of what this means:

– “Install” a Linux distribution of you choice into your Windows 10 environment, which
– Enables you to run common Linux command line tools, like grep and sed, which is something your Linux using friends and co-workers have been bragging about since like, forever, and
– Gives you access to other Linux applications and commands, available via your chosen distribution’s package manager, and oh before I forget
– Gives you an honest-to-goodness native SSH shell experience on your machine without the need for a third party application

Sounds cool, right? Well, it is. 

It is.

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