Using the Windows 10 Linux subsystem

  1. Settings > Update & security > For Developers > Developer mode
  2. Turn Windows features on/off > Windows Subsystem for Linux
  3. Restart later
  4. PowerShell: Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux
  5. Restart.
  6. Open a command prompt and type bash.

This will install the Linux distribution at: %localappdata%\lxss. Do NOT modify anything in this directory using Windows tools. Access the Linux subsystem by typing bash at any terminal.

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