Consider enabling cron jobs, daemons and background tasks
Bash/WSL doesn't support cron jobs, daemons or background tasks in Win10AU. The ability to run background jobs would be very useful. Please consider adding this feature.
I’m excited to share that background task support is available in Windows Insider builds 17046 and later.
Ja Ba commented
I want this
AF_Unix Windows - WSL interop further enhances this capability with 17093. You can now create socket streams to run services for both Windows and WSL. I would consider this ask as completed.
Kenneth Benson commented
If you would look up, you will see it's in the new Insider build, which means the next update (~April) will have it built-in.
pleeeeease do this.....
Travis Raup commented
Please! Any update?
Miguel Rodriguez commented
Jerry D commented
I'm really trying hard to not insult the individual(s) who thought not allowing tasks/daemons/cron jobs for WSL was a good/productive idea. This is one of the most important features for people in Data Science. Stop crippling WSL for unintelligible reasons, and give us what we need, not a quearter of it. I guess I should just finally install Ubuntu.
Jason S commented
+1 And just for performance reasons? It should be up to the user what they want closing.
If the user is competent enough to install WSL, then I'm pretty sure they're competent enough to know what services they want to keep running in the background (daemonised).
James Biederbeck. commented
This is an omission, not a feature. "To conserve system resources"? My thousand dollars of system resources are there to be used!
Joshua Pack commented
This would be amazing, please add :D Right now, I can't setup cron jobs, even when the windows is open.
Fasih Ahmed commented
Sorely need this!
Phil Walker commented
I need this
Paulo Scardine commented
We need a "headless" mode for WSL.
Alberto Alcubilla commented
At least support normal shutdown of running apps/services with SIGTERM signal.
Niclas Lindstedt commented
I need this very badly. Why not make this an option at least.
"Keep bash processes running in the background"
I mean this IS a developer tool right? Not meant for regular Windows users.
Najati Imam commented
This also prevents you from running X programs against xming without having a bash.exe open.
Running bash.exe tasks using Windows 10 Task Scheduler does not work if the (usually neccessary) option "Run whether user is logged on or not" is selected. This is very sad, please fix this in a future WSL version. Running automated tasks stuff is where Linux excels and I would love to have those possibilities in Windows.