Make WSL look like Ubuntu Terminal in Windows 10

There is an ability to run Linux natively in Windows 10. It is provided by the WSL feature. WSL stands for Windows Subsystem for Linux, which initially, was limited to Ubuntu only. Starting with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, the WSL feature received many improvements, including the ability to install various Linux distros from the Store. Here is how to make the WSL console look like a native Ubuntu terminal with appropriate colors and fonts.

Enable WSL in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

If you are using the WSL feature (Windows Subsystem for Linux) in Windows 10, here is good news for you. To enable WSL in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, it is not necessary to turn on the Developer mode any more. Here is how it can be done.

Microsoft advises you to not edit Linux files from Windows

As you may already know, Windows 10 comes with a Linux subsystem based on Ubuntu. It allows the user to use various console tools and install typical Linux servers and services. Microsoft is now warning users to not edit Linux files directly using Windows apps as they can permanently damage your Linux distro's installed copy.

Add Bash Context Menu in Windows 10

Windows 10 version 1607 "Anniversary Update" comes with a new feature called "Bash on Ubuntu". It provides the Linux command line shell "bash" for Windows via a native implementation which runs faster than a virtual machine with Linux installed. It allows running console Linux apps too. If you use it frequently, you might find it useful to have a special context menu command "Open Bash Here" that opens the Bash console in the desired folder with one click. Here is how you can add it.

Run Linux commands from cmd.exe prompt in Windows 10

As you may already know, Windows 10 Anniversary Update comes with a Bash on Ubuntu console, which allows the user to access and launch Ubuntu apps on Windows. Targeted for console apps and services, it allows you to run even GUI apps with a trick. In this article, we will see how to run a Linux command from the cmd.exe prompt in Windows 10 directly.

Bash on Ubuntu got a huge update in Windows 10 build 14361

Yesterday, Microsoft released Windows 10 Build 14361 to Windows Insiders on the Fast Ring of updates. Besides the list of changes Microsoft initially announced, this build comes with improvements to the Ubuntu Bash console of the Subsystem for Linux feature. Let's see in detail what is new in Bash on Ubuntu in Windows 10 build 14361.

How to enable Ubuntu Bash in Windows 10

As you may already know, the recently released Windows 10 build 14316 comes with the Ubuntu Bash console kit and utils. However, it is disabled by default. If you would like to play with the Bash console in Windows 10, here is how you can enable it.

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