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The Windows Subsytem for Linux runs native Linux command-line tools directly on Windows. It includes everything in a regular Ubuntu Linux install.
Start PowerShell and run it as administrator. Search for PowerShell in the start menu, then right-click and select “Run as administrator”.
Next, follow the instructions from Microsoft: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/commandline/wsl/install-win10. Be sure to select “Ubuntu Linux”.
Start an Ubuntu Bash shell (not a Windows PowerShell).
An Ubuntu Bash shell is a terminal that looks like this.
You can now use Ubuntu Linux command line tools, including the
apt-get package manager.
$ sudo apt-get update
Install the packages that we will use in EECS 280.
$ sudo apt-get install g++ make rsync wget git ssh gdb valgrind python tree
Where are my Windows files? They’re in your Windows home directory
/mnt/c/Users/awdeorio/. You have a separate Ubuntu home directory, e.g.,
$ cd ~ # Tilde means "my Ubuntu home" $ pwd /home/awdeorio $ cd /mnt/c/Users/awdeorio/ # Windows home $ pwd /mnt/c/Users/awdeorio/
Simulate a double-click from the command line in the WSL Bash shell.
$ cmd.exe /c start babychickens.jpg