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Questions tagged [windows-subsystem-for-linux]

Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is a compatibility layer that allows Linux ELF64 binaries to run natively on Windows 10

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Does Microsoft WSL have full support for network and devices?

I have been testing Microsoft's Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) which is available on the Windows Store. Does WSL have full support for networking and devices? For instance, can I expect commands ...
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How to mount windows 10 drive on WSL home directory?

I would like to mount drive D on /home directory in WSL while letting C drive to be mounted on /mnt or not mounting it at all. How can I do that?
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Opening a wsl shell from another windows application

I'm trying to configure Tower (git client) to launch a wsl bash shell. I've tried a whole bunch of things, but it seems this isn't intended. What I tried: command: c:\windows\system32\wsl.exe ...
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Error launching Ubuntu shell on Windows

When trying to launch Ubuntu 18.04 on Windows 10 via WSL, I get the error: WslRegisterDistribution failed with error: 0x800703fa Press any key to continue...
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How to set up SSH key for git on Windows 10 Ubuntu subsystem

I'm using the ubuntu bash (subsystem) on windows 10 as my shell. I have a gitlab git repository that I cloned. When I use the git from this shell it is separate from my windows git and I'm unable to ...
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Would upgrading to Windows 10 Pro and enabling WSL affect my laptop's performance?

I just got a new laptop, which I chose mainly for its long battery life. It has an i5 8th gen processor and 8GB of RAM. It came with Windows 10 Home. Now I am intrigued by the idea of having a Linux ...
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Use Linux Mint to access files from "Windows Subsystem for Linux” written by Ubuntu

I have Windows installed on my C: drive, and I have Ubuntu/Bash in Windows.  I have a second partition with Linux Mint.  On Windows bash I tried to use fdisk -l to see what partitions there are, ...
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Do I launch the app XLaunch for every login to use GUI in Ubuntu WSL in windows 10 pro?

I have Ubuntu 18.04 LTS WSL in y Windows 10 pro. To set graphic user interface in Linux bash shell I installed XLaunch. But to use GUI in my WSL for every login in my pc I need to launch XLaunch. Is ...
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How do I configure which Linux distribution WSL uses?

I have two Linux subsystems install Ubuntu 18.04 and Kali Linux. Presently when I run wsl ls ~ it executes on Kali Linux how do I instruct wsl.exe to execute commands on Ubuntu 18.04? From command ...
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Case-sensitive file names in Windows' Linux subsystem

I'm running Windows 10 and I frequently use the Linux subsystem on Windows. If I use the Linux system to create a folder, the file names in that folder will be case sensitive. This will sometimes ...
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Tmux on Windows WSL: unable to start a new pane at current directory

Trouble: With identical settings, and a safety check command, firing shortcuts to create new panes in Tmux on WSL only get me new panes started at home dir. Settings as well demonstrations go as ...
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Blurry fonts on using Windows default scaling with WSL GUI applications (HiDPI)

Is there a way to fix blurry fonts in linux GUI applications when being run from WSL (Ubuntu 18.04) using the default Windows scaling? Things I have tried so far: With Xming: Tried disabling ...
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Missing Vim registry `*` on Windows 10 WSL? Not really :)

For the bare version of Vim that comes with WSL on Windows 10, attempts to "yank to registry *" will fail with the following error message: One way to reproduce the symptom is to assign the following ...
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Edit Php files using netbeans installed on windows and run using windows subsystem linux

WSL with LAMP and got my copied project(PHP-symfony) running, and have installed netbeans on windows,now in need to edit the files through this. The Project is at mnt/c/myprojects/project. changed the ...
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What does the Byobu / tmux copy mode do and how can I customize it?

I've recently taken the plunge into using WSL heavily for my shell environment; and since it turns out the Windows console is the only not bad terminal for WSL, I'm trying to figure out tmux and byobu ...

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