The Windows Subsystem for Linux lets developers run Linux environments, including most command-line tools, utilities, and applications directly on Windows. Your PC must be running a 64-bit version of Windows 10 Anniversary Update or later (build 1607+).
More information: here
Check your Windows version
Run the following:
PS > Winver.exe
Enable the “Windows Subsystem for Linux” optional feature using PowerShell:
PS > Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux
or by the GUI. First, turn on developer mode:
Wait while installing the package
Once the package is installed, you can restart your machine.
And then run “Bash”.
Bash.exe will be installed from the Windows Store, wait a few minutes…
Next, you need to create a new UNIX username. This account will only be root inside this subsystem.
Done! You have successfully installed Bash on your Windows 10 machine!
Now you can install some packages using “APT-GET” command or you can edit your log files using Vim, Vi, Nano, …
You can browse your Windows files/folders:
cd /mnt/c/Windows/ ls
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