This guide shows how to install Ubuntu 20.04 on WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux). Before installing a WSL Linux distribution you should have already enabled WSL on your computer.
To set your default Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) distribution, get the Linux distro name by running wsl -l -v, then run wsl -s to set the new default WSL distro.
This post is a guide on how to change Git from using SSH to HTTPS for authentication. Using SSH for your version control system is more efficient as we do not have to enter a password every time we need to contact the remote repository.
Accessing local Windows files from a WSL distro can be achieved by navigating to the /mnt/c/ directory in your WSL Linux machine, or you can enter WSL from any Windows directory within a terminal.
This post is a guide on how to reinstall WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) via command. This may be useful if you are looking to clear down and start a up fresh WSL instance, treating it as a throw-away environment.
WSL allows Windows users to develop and run applications within a GNU/Linux environment. Previous to this feature release we needed VM’s or a dual boot setup.