It’s real, it really exists and it’s a special buggy
Users of the Unix team around the world rejoiced when Microsoft recently announced that the popular bashbeta.com shell would be ported to Windows 10 in an upcoming release. Last Wednesday, the company developed a beta version of its software.A side process that finally supports this new feature.
To work, buyers need to go through several steps. The first system is currently best available to users with Windows 10 build 14316. To get it, the PC must be in the fast ring of a specific Windows Insider program.
After joining the beta, users must enable Developer Mode in Settings > Update & Security > Developer Options. From here you need to find another settings window, check some “Windows Subsystems for Linux (beta)”, restart your computer and open a DOS prompt and generally run the
Windows 10 then prompts users to confirm that they want to install the bash beta and run it through the installation process before launching a bash prompt to launch the Linux subsystem.
It’s a tedious process, but when done, the drivers will stay with Bash for Windows. Serious. This is still beta software and there are definitely a few
top bugs as a result – speed up.Make sure the whole system works and use
apt-get to mount emacs once before it actually works. But overall it’s responsive and useful in the first tests after that.
There’s another tricky point: while the bash prompt says he’s running as root, his permissions are usually still tied to Dieter’s active account, unless he’s enabled in Windows with “Run as Administrator”. This is part of Microsoft’s promise of future changes so that subscribers will have user-level permissions, in which case they can use
sudo, which will elevate them to superuser status if necessary.
Microsoft has even more tricks when it comes to integrating command line build tools into the open source ecosystem. The company plans to expand support for Windows so fans who work with csh and other environments will also have someone to play with.
Also, the popular PowerShell tool scripts appear to be appearing on Linux. Jeffrey Snover, Microsoft CTO, modestly hintedst on the possibility of porting the tool to Linux during an interview at the Microsoft Build developer conference earlier this month.
There’s been a lot of demand for PowerShell for Linux lately, he says, but it hasn’t happened yet because .NET isn’t available for Linux. However, the question of whether Microsoft will bring this development home as soon as possible depends on this particular table.
Blair Frank focuses on public cloud, revenue, and operating systems for current IDG news service.
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