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wslu - A collection of utilities for WSL

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This is a collection of utilities for Windows 10 Linux Subsystem, such as retrieving Windows 10 environment variables or creating your favorite Linux GUI application shortcuts on Windows 10 Desktop.

Requires Windows 10 Creators Update; Some of the feature requires a higher version of Windows 10; Supports WSL2.

Feature

wslusc

A WSL shortcut creator to create a shortcut on your Windows 10 Desktop.

wslsys

A WSL system information printer to print out system informations from Windows 10 or WSL.

wslfetch

A WSL screenshot information tool to print information in an elegant way.

wslvar

A WSL tool to help you get Windows system environment variables.

wslview

With alias wview/wslstart/wstart

A fake WSL browser that can help you open link in default Windows browser or open files on Windows.

wslupath

⚠ Deprecated

A WSL tool to convert path styles.

wslact

A set of quick actions for WSL such as quickly mounting all drives or manually sync time between Windows and WSL.

Installation

Alpine Linux

You can install wslu on Alpine Linux 3.12+ with the following command:

sudo apk add wslu

Arch Linux

AUR version of wslu is pulled due to that it violated its policy.

Doanload the latest package from release and install using the command: sudo pacman -U *.zst

CentOS/RHEL

Add the repository for the corresponding Linux distribution:

  • CentOS 7: sudo yum-config-manager --add-repo https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/wslutilities/CentOS_7/home:wslutilities.repo
  • CentOS 8: sudo yum-config-manager --add-repo https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/wslutilities/CentOS_8/home:wslutilities.repo
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7: sudo yum-config-manager --add-repo https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/wslutilities/RHEL_7/home:wslutilities.repo

Then install with the command sudo yum install wslu.

Debian

You can install wslu with the following command:

sudo apt install gnupg2 apt-transport-https
wget -O - https://access.patrickwu.space/wslu/public.asc | sudo apt-key add -
echo "deb https://access.patrickwu.space/wslu/debian buster main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo apt update
sudo apt install wslu

Fedora Remix

Preinstalled.

Kali Linux

You can install wslu with the following command:

sudo apt install gnupg2 apt-transport-https
wget -O - https://access.patrickwu.space/wslu/public.asc | sudo apt-key add -
echo "deb https://access.patrickwu.space/wslu/kali kali-rolling main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo apt update
sudo apt install wslu

Pengwin

Preinstalled.

Pengwin Enterprise

You can install wslu with the following command:

sudo yum install wslu

Ubuntu

Attention!

For Ubuntu version, you should not only report bug here but also report bug at Launchpad.

Preinstalled in the latest apps. On older installations of Ubuntu please install ubuntu-wsl that depends on wslu:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install ubuntu-wsl

To install the latest version before wslu reaches main reporsitory, you can install via our PPA: https://launchpad.net/~wslutilities/+archive/ubuntu/wslu

OpenSUSE

You can install wslu with the following command:

sudo zypper addrepo https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/wslutilities/openSUSE_Leap_15.1/home:wslutilities.repo
sudo zypper up
sudo zypper in wslu

SUSE Linux Enperprise Server

You can install wslu with the following command:

SLESCUR_VERSION="$(grep VERSION= /etc/os-release | sed -e s/VERSION=//g -e s/\"//g -e s/-/_/g)"
sudo zypper addrepo https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/wslutilities/SLE_$SLESCUR_VERSION/home:wslutilities.repo
sudo zypper addrepo https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/graphics/SLE_12_SP3_Backports/graphics.repo
sudo zypper up
sudo zypper in wslu

Other distributions

⚠ Not Recommend

curl | bash method is not secure. Related article

You can install wslu with the following command on your preferred distribution: curl -sL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/wslutilities/wslu/master/extras/scripts/wslu-install | bash

Contributors

This project exists thanks to all the people who contribute. [ Contribute ].

License & Credits

This project uses GPLv3 License.

Logo of WSL Utilities and icons for wslusc desktop shortcuts are licensed under CC BY 4.0 International License.

For other third party files and assets used, please refer to THIRD_PARTY_LICENSE.


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