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(on Wikipedia)

A way to run Linux commandline software from a specialized console, similar to how a command prompt runs DOS or PowerShell.

It works well, but it's imperfect.

  • aka wsl
  • Sometimes mis-named Bash on Ubuntu on Windows or Bash on Windows

See also:

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Chocolatey: babun

A customized Cygwin for Linux on Windows: Zsh, Bash, Git and other Linux software, all pre-configured.

Can install other software provided by Cygwin.

  • 712, 774 - apparently abandoned, last updated 2016-05-02.

    • The main contributors are still alive, I see them posting on their Twitters.
    • I'll likely move to pure Cygwin, and get my common applications installed. That should be easy, but who the hell knows with Linux.

My configuration specific to Babun is currently scattered throughout my git repository, just findinall Babun (using my findinall() )

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placeholder - I ended up using Windows Subsystem for Linux

Chocolatey: Cygwin
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View/control startup applications.

Small, concise, full-featured and overall incredible. This is an essential part of my toolkit.

Services are not supported.

  • aka StartupCPL
  • Abandoned

    • Not mentioned in his list of programs (though linked-to in the Wayback Machine), and not hosted on the author's GitHub account.

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Disambiguation: Leatrix Plus

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Leatrix Latency Fix will reduce your online gaming latency significantly by increasing the frequency of TCP acknowledgements sent to the game server. For the technically minded, this is a program which will modify TCPAckFrequency.

  • Abandoned - Officially abandoned

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TODO - add my notes, and scripts


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Provides a reasonable environment for working with Git while trapped on Windows. A console window with Bash, various everyday linux console applications, and git.

I loved it, and used it regularly for sane scripting when trapped on Windows, via bash, as well as for git itself.

I replaced it with Cygwin/Babun.

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Symlinks, variously called junctions, hardpoints and whatever else, exist on Windows. On Linux, it is simply ln.

These are my notes for Windows 10.

Note that if you want to do any of this in a .cmd file, then you will need to elevate permissions. See Running a batch file as administrator on Windows 10.

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