Well, I installed it on my 1703 build and there I was at the prompt:
Repeat Password: This_day_we_are_gathered_together
Login: q!z (or something) - [I'd typed Mac]
Evidently at login time bash decided that I was from Outer Mongolia or somewhere and gave me the appropriate keyboard. with totally strange key-mappings.
Needless to say I couldn't log in at all, either as Administrator or Mac . . .
Now that's what I call security!
Need to revisit default keyboard mappings.
Allbest - Andrew2 votes
To be able to access Android devices for developer/diagnostic tasks.2 votes
When Bash/WSL is in full screen and I use the on-screen keyboard, it hides half on the lines, I wish the window will resize itself as needed.
note that this works perfectly when using split apps (snap 2 windows),
would be great if it would work for the full screen as well7 votes
you said 'You can switch back to the old console host very easily' how?1 vote
For now PROMPT's $t variable do not takes into account regional setting "Show leading zeroes". Let's correct this :)4 votes
You removed from Windows 10 developer menu (win+x) cmd.exe and replaced it with Powershell. Powershell is ok but return cmd.exe as soon as possible, please. Good idea is also to add Ubuntu bash there.
Happy that win+r works. If you add there option to run as admin it's enough for me.5 votes
du -h reports wrong file size on DrvFs
Please see the GitHub issue already reported here: https://github.com/Microsoft/BashOnWindows/issues/18946 votes
Linux Kernel provides a way of grouping processes into isolated environments. This is the basis of LXC and Docker. Adding these primitives to the WSL Kernel would help with building applications and packages in a clean environment (see: snapcraft cleanbuild, which uses LXD: https://snapcraft.io/docs/reference/snapcraft-command#cleanbuild) without cluttering our main Ubuntu installation with packages that are not needed for general use, but are needed to build a single package that one time (at band camp).75 votes
In order to be able to support embedded debug from WSL using a DAPLink interface: https://developer.mbed.org/handbook/DAPLink. The MSD / CDC support are helpful, but still missing the HID support for debugging over Pyocd.20 votes
Currently all my Python scripts contain this code block so that ANSI color escape codes also work on Windows: https://gist.github.com/jhasse/4566a83b40a08d7b4987444276e4dddc
It would be great, if this could just be done in a one liner by setting an environment variable for example (nearly all languages have cross-platform support for that).
macOS uses CLICOLOR to enable colored output for their command line utils so it might be a good idea to reuse that: https://bixense.com/clicolors7 votes
Support ARM processors.17 votes
I wanted to use the bonding module inside WSL, to test some things, but as other users, I can't modprobe it.
I've read about being a problem to support kernel modules generally, so I'm asking specifically for this one, just in case there's something you can do.3 votes
These clocks are important for profiling purposes.8 votes
It would be nice to have the possibility to use the handy Alt+Space shortcut to open the application menu like it's possible in both CMD and PowerShell.
Maybe provide an appropriate setting to let the user decide if it should be enabled or not, to not break existing Linux applications.1 vote
OpenSUSE and SLES launcher has a version number. (openSUSE-42.exe & SLES-12.exe)
But Ubuntu does not have it. (ubuntu.exe)
This "-42" is obstructive.1 vote
WSL should be able to share or link to windows users and instead of creating new ones, we can just link existing windows users and pop up windows authentication dialog when logging in or do 'sudo's.6 votes
It is a common practice in Unix-derived systems to have potentially extensionless scripts which are executable by the means of 'shebang' line like.
There are thousands of Python scripts out, which follow the same pattern, however. despite Python being supported on Windows they can not be executed unless they have proper .py extension, and python binary registers itself with windows registry (so they can't ship Python in the same folder).4 votes
Feels like this is an ask for Bash / Console, not a dev API, correct?
Something I've been noticing recently is background-coloured vertical hairlines left behind when using a TrueType font, writing a text "button" using a coloured background when the screen is generally black and then writing plain text in the same location.
It's almost like the coloured background has been calculated 1 pixel wider than necessary to ensure adjacent cells touch, but the same rule doesn't apply for a black background.1 vote
I wish I could export my current filesystem without having to launch ᴡꜱʟ when I need to reinstall. However, unlike interix and ntfs-3g, ᴡꜱʟ doesn't use ᴅᴀᴄʟ for storing permissions.
This means a program for reading permissions stored in extended attributes is required.
The aim of the of that feature request is to have such program that could work even if ᴡꜱʟ isn’t installed.
A bonus would be the use of common image format like tar.2 votes
after installing WSL feature & issuing the PS CmdLet "Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature", when trying to install bash from cmd.exe, I get the message:
Windows Subsystem for Linux has no installed distributions.
Distributions can be installed by visiting the Windows Store:
but in the store there aint no Linux Distros for Win 10....
Am i missing something or am i too impatient?
:) Karl3 votesworking on it · AdminRich Turner (Sr. Program Manager, Windows Console & WSL, Windows Developer) responded
While we await completion of the distro packages via the store, please continue to install/uninstall the current Ubuntu distro using `lxrun /install …` and `lxrun /uninstall…`
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