Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)
Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)
Learn using WSL v1 and WSL v2 to run Linux binaries native on Windows to boost your productivity with a lot of tricks, tips, and use cases that you never thought was possible!
About the Book
Keywords, definitions, and problems WSL solve and how it works under the hoods. From download to setup to interoperability this book even covers details like the architecture of Windows subsystem for Linux and new features in WSL 2 with some wonderful use cases.
- Keywords and definitions
- What is WSL?
- Why WSL and Problem it solves?
- The architecture of WSL v1
- Downsides of WSL v1.
- What is WSL 2?
- Architecture of WSL2
- File System
- WSL 1 vs WSL 2 vs Linux VM
- Future Road map
- Downloading, Installation and Setup
- Ways to run WSL
- Managing Distributions
- Windows-Linux Interoperability
- File access, Edit, move, copy
- Code editors
- Source control in WSL
- Package Managers
- Run a Linux Desktop Using the Windows Subsystem for Linux
- Containers in Windows SubSystem for Linux
1 Keywords, Abbreviations and Definitions
- 1.1 Distro
- 1.2 Sub system
- 1.3 Kernel
- 1.4 Kernel Mode
- 1.5 User Mode
- 1.6 System Calls
- 1.7 Windows NT Kernel
- 1.8 Linux Kernel
2 What is WSL?
- 2.1 Why WSL and Problem it solves?
- 2.2 Architecture of WSL v1
- 2.3 Down sides and caveats of WSL v1
3 Downloading, Installation and Setup
3.1 Enable the WSL Feature through Windows.
- 3.1.1 Using GUI
- 3.1.2 Using PowerShell
3.2 Download and Install Linux Distributions (Distros)
- 3.2.1 From Microsoft Store
- 3.2.2 Manual Download
- 3.2.3 Download using PowerShell
- 3.2.4 Download using curl.exe
3.3 Setting up WSL for first use
- 3.3.1 Launching the distro
- 3.3.2 Setup and Manage User account
- 3.3.3 Permission model
- 3.3.4 Update and upgrade the Distro
- 3.3.5 Install additional softwares
- 3.1 Enable the WSL Feature through Windows.
4 Build Mixed experiences
4.1 WSL launch configuration -
4.2 Translating paths between Windows and Linux -
4.3 Shared environment variables -
- 4.1 WSL launch configuration -
5 Managing WSL Distributions
- 5.1 Backup or Export WSL Distro
- 5.2 Restore or Import WSL distro
- 5.3 Unregsiter and Uninstall WSL distros
- 6 What is WSL 2?
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