Installation WSL on Windows 10

Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux

Reboot, to activate the new feature. Then, from the Windows Store, install 'Debian', 'Ubuntu' or your distribution of choice.

Where are the files stored in Windows 10 ?

From the WSL terminal (i.e. in Debian), type :  explorer.exe .    to open your windows explorer in the current directory.

From a Windows terminal, you will find the Debian root here :

DIR CD C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\Packages\TheDebianProject*

Update and install Git

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt-get install git

git config --global "Your Name"
git config --global "Your mail address"
git config --global core.editor "nano"

Configuration of ssh-agent

# Generate a private key, secure it with a passphrase
ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096 -C ""

# To check the permissions, follow:

# Start your ssh-agent. Ensure you got a PID.
eval $(ssh-agent -s)

# Add the priv key to ssh-agent (type the passphrase)
ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_rsa

# Check that your 'identity' is correctly listed and available
ssh-add -l

Check GitHub connectivity

Assuming you already stored your public key to your GitHub config.

# Attempts to SSH to GitHub
ssh -T

Visual Studio Code

  • Setup Visual Studio Code
  • Install the extension (preview) Remote WSL (see link below) and get the ability to work directly in Code !

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