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windows_subsystem_for_linux_setup [2019/08/02 11:53]
tkbletsc
windows_subsystem_for_linux_setup [2019/08/20 09:45]
tkbletsc [Basic packages]
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   * Make a shortcut of the "app", then put the shortcut into the classic start menu programs list.   * Make a shortcut of the "app", then put the shortcut into the classic start menu programs list.
  
-===== Basic packages ===== +===== Update plus basic packages ===== 
-The default package set is actually not bad. But here'what's missing:+The default package set is actually not bad. But this will update and install what's missing: 
 +  sudo apt update 
 +  sudo apt dist-upgrade
   sudo apt install lynx links binutils zip unzip gdb   sudo apt install lynx links binutils zip unzip gdb
  
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   ln -s /mnt/c/Users/$USER ~   ln -s /mnt/c/Users/$USER ~
   sudo ln -s /mnt/c /c   sudo ln -s /mnt/c /c
 +
 +===== "Open Linux Shell Here" context menu =====
 +It turns out there already is one by default, but it only shows if you //shift// right click. To make it always visible ([[https://winaero.com/blog/make-open-linux-shell-always-visible/|per here]]):
 +  * Download and run "[[https://winaero.com/blog/execti-run-programs-trustedinstaller/|ExecTI]]" to allow you to run regedit as TrustedInstaller (more privileges than admin)
 +  * Run regedit using the tool
 +  * In ''HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\WSL'', delete the key ''Extended''
 +
 +===== Run explorer from this directory in bash =====
 +I'm used to saying ''explorer .'' to open an explorer in this directory. For some reason, this doesn't work in WSL, even if I spell out the full path to explorer. However, [[https://stackoverflow.com/questions/44245721/launching-explorer-from-wsl|per this recipe]], you can add the following to ~/.bashrc to restore this functionality:
 +  alias explorer="cmd.exe /c start"
 +
  
 ===== Keyboard scrolling ===== ===== Keyboard scrolling =====
windows_subsystem_for_linux_setup.txt · Last modified: 2020/08/08 13:52 by tkbletsc