07 September 2019

Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)

WSL can be used to install Ubuntu distribution on Windows. Installation guide can be found here.

Install required packages

$ sudo apt install python build-essential git cmake nano gedit ipython gdb

Access Windows System

Windows directories can be accessed under the /mnt directory. For example inside of a shell window, use this to get to the Desktop directory:

$ cd /mnt/c/Users/user_name/Desktop/

Change the user_name to the actual username for the pc

Open File exlporer from terminal

Windows File explorer can be opened from the ubuntu terminal using the following command.

$ explorer.exe .