Install and Run Linux Bash Shell on Windows 10 PC

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Install and Run Linux Bash Shell on Windows 10 PC

From Windows 10 Anniversary, Microsoft offer a new feature of Linux, Ubuntu system and Microsoft developers with Bash shell which is a Ubuntu based programmed feature capable for running Linux software on windows 10. A Ubuntu based Bash shell does to run Linux software directly on windows that helps with “Windows Subsystem for Linux”.

Bash shell is Linux subsystem for new windows 10, basically the subsystem if fully programmed to work on windows 10, by Microsoft disowned project Astoria which enables Android applications to run on Windows 10. Since, Linux based shell is programmed using the same binaries as currently Ubuntu Linux have. So, this is Linux based feature with latest operating system of Kernel.

Steps to Install and Run Bash Shell on Windows 10

Step 1: Before starting, go to your windows system setting >> Update & Security and click on Developer mode (to enable the feature for developers).

Step 2: Open Control panel >> Programs, at right hand side click on “Turn Windows Features ON and OFF”.

Step 3: Now, under windows feature on or off, click on Windows Subsystem For Linux (Beta) and click on OK.

Step 4: Now, your system will prompt to restart and just, click on Restart Now.

Step 5: After rebooting, you have to find the new program Bash, you can find that under Start button and open the Bash.

Step 6: After starting the program, you will be prompt to agree to the terms and condition of Bash and so, type Y. Then, the Bash command will start downloading Ubuntu-based Bash on windows from official windows store.

Step 7: Done! Use Linux software directly on your windows 10 system.

How to Use ??

Hope, you are successfully install and run bash shell on your computer and using bash on windows 10 means that you are using Ubuntu on windows 10, all the command line is now in your computer bash shell, to download and install more software from Ubuntu then you can use an apt-get command which will download more software to run within the Bash Shell of Ubuntu on windows 10.

Some basic commands you can use on Bash Shell

  • change directory: cd in Bash, cd or chdir in DOS
  • move or rename a file: mv in Bash, move and rename in DOS
  • list contents of directory: Is in Bash, dir in DOS
  • use a text editor: vi or nano in Bash, edit in DOS
  • create a directory: mkdir in Bash, mkdir in DOS
  • delete a file: rm in Bash, del or erase in DOS

Above commands are easy to understand as well as remember and also, case sensitive.

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