Tag: wsl

The purpose of this post is to detail how to setup Git within the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). Git is the source control tool of choice nowadays. It’s distributed style makes it great for working with a remote team but also allows you to work completely offline, which wasn’t an option for previous tools like Subversion or CVS.

This post focuses on setting up Git for command line access and scripting on Windows. There are other options like Git BASH, which I have used in the past, but why settle for a “BASH emulation” when you can use the real thing?

WSL Linux Distros on Microsoft Store

I recently bought myself a new laptop and found that the process for setting up the Windows Subsystem for Linux (abbreviated to WSL) has changed a lot since I last set it up when it was still in beta. Anyway as my original notes were now out of date and as WSL has now been officially released I thought the process was worth documenting.