As this is a fresh project, there will likely be more notes to come.
- I use Debian (Debian in the Microsoft store)
- aka wsl
Sometimes known as Bash on Ubuntu on Windows or Bash on Windows
- Not related to Git on Windows.
2018-10-10 - I used to use Babun
- Debian GNU/Linux (Debian)
Locating the files from Windows ∞
For Debian it will be something like:
$CODE as appropriate.
C:\Users\$USERNAME\AppData\Local\Packages\ to figure out your installation code. Why is it done like this? Who knows! Maybe it's for the same reason Firefox does it: To make it (somehow) difficult for attacks to find that directory.
Using the files from Windows [DO NOT DO THIS!] ∞
Due to the nature of Microsoft's fuckery, you can sort of access things, but DO NOT ADD ANYTHING AND DO NOT MAKE CHANGES or you will corrupt the everloving fuck out of your whole thing.
TODO - One possible solution: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/wsl/2016/06/15/wsl-file-system-support/
Running GUI software on Windows Subsystem for Linux ∞
Thanks to https://seanthegeek.net/234
- Download https://sourceforge.net/projects/vcxsrv/
- Run the icon from your desktop
- Accept all defaults
- Deny network access
In your Windows Subsystem for Linux shell, do
.. now you can run a GUI app. Install something like Leafpad.
\sudo \apt-get install leafpad
leafpad will launch the GUI text editor.
While I figured out how to create a shortcut with a hotkey, I cannot open multiple terminal instances with that hotkey.
- For some time, the development team has been overhauling their terminal, and they are aware of the desire for a tabbed terminal.
Permissions are not retained, and chmod is either ignored or has an error.
- This must be fixed within Windows itself. I set all permissions as inheritable for all objects I'm trying to access (and subdirectories).
- Doesn't prompt when you close the terminal.
Cannot use a hotkey to paste into a terminal
Make blue on black legible ∞
- Use ColorTool (downloads)
- they know this
- Introducing the Windows Console Colortool
See also 24-bit Color in the Windows Console!
The easy way:
Add context menu ∞
It's supposed to be there, but isn't..