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windows_subsystem_for_linux_setup [2021/07/28 20:00]
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 https://aka.ms/wsl-ubuntu-1804 https://aka.ms/wsl-ubuntu-1804
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 +https://aka.ms/wslubuntu2004
  
 Other URLs exist for other distros; you're on your own for that. Other URLs exist for other distros; you're on your own for that.
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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 install lynx links binutils zip unzip gdb+  sudo apt update 
 +  sudo apt dist-upgrade 
 +  sudo apt install lynx links binutils zip unzip gdb build-essential 
  
 ===== Symlinks ===== ===== Symlinks =====
 To get to places easily: To get to places easily:
   ln -s /mnt/c/Users/$USER ~   ln -s /mnt/c/Users/$USER ~
-  sudo ln -s /mnt/c /c 
  
 ===== "Open Linux Shell Here" context menu ===== ===== "Open Linux Shell Here" context menu =====
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 ===== Run explorer from this directory in bash ===== ===== 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: +I'm used to saying ''start .'' to open an explorer in this directory. Using [[https://stackoverflow.com/questions/44245721/launching-explorer-from-wsl|this recipe]], you can add the following to ~/.bashrc to restore this functionality: 
-  alias explorer="cmd.exe /c start"+  alias start="powershell.exe /c start"
  
  
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 #IfWinActive #IfWinActive
 +</code>
 +
 +===== Script to mount *all* drives =====
 +By default, WSL just mounts physical drives around at boot. This script mounts all drives Windows knows about to directories under /mnt:
 +
 +<code>
 +for DRV in `wmic.exe logicaldisk get name | grep : | awk '{print tolower($1)}'` ; do
 +    MNT=/mnt/${DRV::1}
 +    if mount | grep -q $MNT ; then
 +        echo $MNT already mounted
 +    else
 +        sudo mkdir -p $MNT
 +        sudo mount -t drvfs $DRV $MNT
 +    fi
 +done
 </code> </code>
  
windows_subsystem_for_linux_setup.txt · Last modified: 2022/04/09 20:39 by tkbletsc