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Install WSL
Learn how to install WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) using the terminal
The Windows Subsystem for Linux lets developers run a GNU/Linux environment directly on Windows. The latest version is WSL 2, which powers the Windows Subsystem for Linux to run ELF64 Linux binaries on Windows.
List available WSL distros
$ wsl -l -o
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NAME FRIENDLY NAME
Ubuntu Ubuntu
Debian Debian GNU/Linux
kali-linux Kali Linux Rolling
openSUSE-42 openSUSE Leap 42
SLES-12 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server v12
Ubuntu-16.04 Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Ubuntu-18.04 Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
Ubuntu-20.04 Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
Install WSL via powershell
Below command installs Ubuntu distribution.
$ wsl --install Ubuntu
Check Current WSL Version
$ wsl -l -v
Update from WSL 1 to WSL 2
$ wsl --set-version Ubuntu 2
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