Ubuntu on Windows


Windows provides developers with a familiar bash environment. This environment will allow users to:

  • Run common command-line utilities such as grep, sed, and awk.
  • Navigate the file system using these commands.
  • Run bash shell scripts which rely on supported command-line utilities.

Windows is running ubuntu user-mode binaries provided by canonical. This means the command-line utilities are the same as those that run within a native ubuntu environment.

Installation Guide


Your personnel computer be running a 64-bit version of windows 10 anniversary update build 14393 or later.


  • Turn on Developer Mode
  • Enable the “Windows Subsystem for Linux (Beta)” feature.

Run Bash on Windows


How To

Open Bash on Ubuntu on Windows at the Visual Studio Code

"terminal.integrated.shell.windows": "\\Windows\\sysnative\\bash.exe"

Enable the Ubuntu monospace font

  • Download the ubuntu monospace font, from http://font.ubuntu.com
  • Install the ubuntu monospace font
  • Enable the ubuntu monospace font for the command console in windows registry. (HKEY_LOCAL\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Console\TrueTypeFont)
  • Edit your command console preferences to enable the Ubuntu monospace font.


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