Command Prompt / Console / Bash on Ubuntu on Windows

Shrouded in the mists of time, the Windows Console was created. For millenia, geeks and developers wrought their command-line tools but after a while, a great lacking was noticed. And so, legions of ever intrepid command-line mavens migrated to other shells and consoles, ’til but a stalwart few remained.

In Windows 10, with a deep rumbling, the ancient, weary, Windows Console heaved a great sigh and began to tremble. New features appeared, but slow was the (aparrent) progress.

But then, in early 2016, from under a rock evolved a group of new console dev’s. And then a PM. The journey to modernity had begun … again! WE’RE BACK! AGAIN!

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  1. elif else if shows as an error, just using if removes the error but not the cause.

    Most of script is unusable as it calls/refers to things not "there".

    https://raw.githubusercontent.com/UbuntuForums/wireless-info/master/wireless-info

    zenity is a viable directory, but not a viable program, so I was xpecting it to skip thru

    wicd was installed just to help the script out.

    so ifconfig reports as normal, iw igives a message failed to connect to the generic link.

    it is the elif that is puzzling.

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    • In Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 OS, the administrator user account's login password can be easily bypassed!!!

      In Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 OS, the administrator user account's login password can be easily bypassed. In windows OS if we manage to open cmd before logging in into any user account, then we can even reset the administrator password without knowing the old password. Even we can create a new user account with administrator rights or we can simply enable the built-in administrator account which is more powerful than the normal administrator account.
      These things can be done by typing simple commands in cmd.

      The cmd can be opened before logging in into any user account by the…

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      • Octopus Deploy Integration!

        One-Stop-Shop For All Environments Deployments??

        DEV, EXP|TEST, STAGING, PROD...many celebrations around the world will be heard, not unlike the unfortunate demise of a stellar deathoid above a forest planet...

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        • How to do a fresh install?

          . . or create a second instance, not of the command shell but of the complete subsystem. I found that turning off and then on (with reboots) the Windows feature "Windows Subsystem for Linux" reinstated the first instance rather than a fresh one. (By the way, after the feature is turned off, invalid "Bash on Ubuntu!" icons are still present.)

          6 votes
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          • Shrouded in the mists of time, Xenix was released, and Bill saw it and said it was good.

            Then the evil snake AT&T came and bit him with licensing and Bill was sent into the desert of Dos and NT and OS/2 and battles and Windows and Apple's and MS Windows Mobile. And as this happened, Linus got a 386 and a terrible desktop.

            Windows Desktop on Canonical Ubuntu (code name phoenix)
            or
            Just copy apple os9 to osX: everything is in place

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            • stdio for Windows GUI apps

              Add support for windows GUI apps to write to stdout/stderr and read from stdin.
              I see this as a link time option and an additional flag set in the binary executable.

              6 votes
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              • Install pref in ubuntu bash in windows, linux-tools-common and linux-tools-generic

                Pref install in ubuntu bash in windows to analyze monitoring data and performance data of our machine, but it gives the following message:
                Could not locate the package linux-tools-3.4.0 .

                3 votes
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                • Command Line Package Management and Updates Without Restarts

                  I think that Microsoft could achieve the following 3 things if you seriously thought about a package management strategy for Windows and Windows programs.

                  1. You could simplify the lives of system administrators by allowing them to easily script up updates and required programs
                  2. You could take a little more control of the Windows environment by maintaining a repository of trusted software for installation
                  3. You could decrease the number of vectors for malware to enter Windows

                  By maintaining a repository of programs that run on Windows and allowing updates to be administered from that repository, Microsoft would make…

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