Microsoft announced the ability to run native Bash and GNU/Linux command-line tools directly on the new Windows Subsystem. If you are a developer and you want to Install Linux Bash Shell on Windows 10 then instead of using third party software like Cygwin or Babun, you can enable ‘Linux Subsystem for Windows’ and use Ubuntu Application on your Windows 10 computer. Here this post we discuss how to configure ubuntu bash on windows 10.
This Feature is only valid for users running Windows 10. You can’t enable this feature in previous Windows versions like Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. If you want to install Linux Bash Shell on any of those Windows versions then I would recommend you to install Cygwin on your computer.
This feature was added in Insider Preview build 14316, It’s also only for 64-bit versions of Windows 10.
Installing ubuntu bash on windows 10
To enable or install ubuntu bash on windows 10 first click on start menu and select settings. Now click on update & security and click on for Developers. Select Radio Button Developer mode.
Also Read : Developer mode package failed to install Error
Enable Bash Feature
Click ok this will take some time to download and install the feature. After this it will prompt to restart windows.
Click restart to take effect the changes.
Configure Bash on windows 10
Once your computer is restarted go to Start Menu and search ‘bash.’ Bash will show up.