Enable bash on Windows 10

By | November 18, 2016

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winbdows_bashFinally! You can now use bash and almost any linux program on your Windows 10 machine. You do not need cygwin or MinGW anymore! This will give you opportunity to use rich variety of tools available only on linux. For example wrk – a great HTTP benchmarking tool which I plan to use for a new ASP.NET Core 1.1 benchmark.

Linux’s user space available from Windows 10 version 1607. But it’s disabled by default.


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To enable it you should:

  1. Go to Settings -> Updates & security -> for developers and switch to Developer mode
  2. Go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Turn Windows features on or off -> enable Windows subsystem for Linux (Beta)
  3. Restart computer
  4. Run bash!

 

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