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  1. Command to convert Windows path to WSL path

    I'd like a command (to use in batch files) to convert a Windows path to a path usable in WSL.

    For example:
    C:\Users\me\Desktop -> /mnt/c/Users/me/Desktop
    "D:\Photos\2018 Holiday" -> /mnt/d/Photos/2018\ Holiday

    Makes it easier to call bash scripts from a Windows batch file with files/directories as parameters.

    3 votes
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    • Add support for SFTP for cURL

      In Windows 1803 you shipped cURL with Windows (yay!) but it doesn't support SFTP. It supports other secure transfers (https) but not SFTP. Please add support for SFTP in the cURL that ships with Windows.

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      • "where" command does not support translated directory names

        Today I tripped over what's probably a bug (or at least a missing feature) in the "where" command.

        I have a (third party) batch file that uses Java's "keytool.exe" and checks for its existence in the PATH with "where keytool".

        Since I didn't have it on the path yet, I added

        C:\Programme\Java\jdk1.8.0_45\bin

        to the PATH via the system properties. ("Programme" being the translated German directory name for "Program Files".

        I started a new command line prompt, and tested it: Running just "keytool" (from outside the Java bin directory of course) worked just fine . However "where keytool" said that it…

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        • Windows needs built-in version of *NIX tools like grep/sed/awk etc.

          Lot of them are BSD licensed too, so MS can include as is. Also, inputrc support! I will never look at Linux again I swear

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