Windows Command Line

Windows Terminal, Console and Command Line, Windows Subsystem for Linux, WSL, Windows Package Manager

WSL 2 Post BUILD FAQ

After announcing WSL 2 last week, we have had an amazing response from the community and received many great questions about the details surrounding this new architecture. We love answering your questions and want to make sure these answers reach as many WSL users as possible. In this Q&A styled post we’ve gathered some of the most ...

Introducing Windows Terminal

We are beyond excited to announce Windows Terminal! Windows Terminal is a new, modern, fast, efficient, powerful, and productive terminal application for users of command-line tools and shells like Command Prompt, PowerShell, and WSL. https://aka.ms/terminal-video Windows Terminal will be delivered via the Microsoft Store in Windows 10 and ...

New Experimental Console Features

As of Windows 10 build 18298, when you open the properties page of any Console window, you’ll notice an additional “Terminal” tab. Click on this tab and you’ll see several new settings for some experimental features we’re working on for future OS releases: Important Note: These settings are "experimental", because in certain ...

Windows Console: CTRL + Scroll to zoom and Dark Theme Scrollbar

Many of you have been asking for Windows Console to support zoom. Well, today is your lucky day! 😜 Install today's Windows 10 Insider build #18272 and you can! How does one perform this magic? After upgrading to Win10 Insider build #18272 or later, open any Console window (E.g. launch Cmd, PowerShell, WSL, etc.) and then hit and hold ...

Windows Command-Line: Backgrounder

This is the first of a series of posts in which we’ll explore all things command-line – from the origins of the command-line and the evolution of the terminal, to what we’re doing to overhaul and modernize the Windows Console & command-line in future Windows releases.

Join us for a hot cup o Chocolatey!

Setting up a dev box should be easy and fast.  At BUILD 2018 we announced a collaboration with Chocolatey and Boxstarter.  The project founders discuss the collaboration in the following video. https://youtu.be/p8q-2d801xU Improving Machine Setup Have you set up a new dev machine and found it was frustrating or time consuming?  It's ...

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