Hands on Running BASH shell on Windows 10

Yesterday, we posted an article discussing how to enable the BASH Shell within Windows 10. We did a try on what are the options available.

If you are from a UNIX background, you would probably be familiar with commands like

ls -l, man, vi, rm, telnet


Yes vi, the famous VI editor works on it. This is the defacto editor that programmers of yester year use. I suppose programmers still use it (tell me if I am wrong).

A check if the old gcc compiler is there. Well no, but it can be downloaded automatically.

Just type apt-get install gcc and the process is automatic.




Although this is still in beta, the basic functionality should be there. Will you be using it for your software development ? What other features did you uncover?

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By Harry