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wsl

 
Manage the Windows Subsystem for Linux from the command-line. More information: https://docs.microsoft.com/windows/wsl/reference.
 
  • Start a Linux shell (in the default distribution):
     
    wsl {{shell_command}}
     
  • Run a Linux command without using a shell:
     
    wsl --exec {{command}} {{command_arguments}}
     
  • Specify a particular distribution:
     
    wsl --distribution {{distribution}} {{shell_command}}
     
  • List available distributions:
     
    wsl --list
     
  • Export a distribution to a .tar file:
     
    wsl --export {{distribution}} {{path/to/distro_fs.tar}}
     
  • Import a distribution from a .tar file:
     
    wsl --import {{distribution}} {{path/to/install_location}} {{path/to/distro_fs.tar}}
     
  • Change the version of wsl used for the specified distribution:
     
    wsl --set-version {{distribution}} {{version}}
     
  • Shut down Windows Subsystem for Linux:
     
    wsl --shutdown

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