Windows Command Line

Windows Terminal, Console and Command-Line, Windows Subsystem for Linux, WSL

24-bit Color in the Windows Console!
24-bit Color in the Windows Console!
One of the most frequent requests we receive is to increase the number of colors that the Windows Console can support. We love nothing more than to deliver features you ask for! But rather than just add a few more colors, or limit our console to a mere 256 colors, in Windows 10 Insiders Build #14931,  we've updated the Windows Console to ...
Hanselman takes a tour around Bash on Windows
Hanselman takes a tour around Bash on Windows
If you're anything like me, you're already overloaded with work/studies & life, and there's just never enough time to go and dig into all the awesome new open-source projects, cool new tools, exciting new languages & platforms, and any amount of other technology that appears almost hourly these days. Wouldn't it be great if someone ...
New post and video on WSL filesystem features
New post and video on WSL filesystem features
One of the most frequent questions we get about Bash/WSL is how WSL provides a Linux-compatible filesystem atop NTFS and how filesystem interop works. Well, wonder no more dear reader - in this new blog post and the video below, Sven Groot explains to Seth Juarez how WSL's filesystem support works...
New post & video on how WSL System Calls work
New post & video on how WSL System Calls work
One of the most interesting things about the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is its ability to run unmodified Linux ELF64 binaries atop the Windows Kernel. "How?" is a question we receive regularly from many of you. Ask and ye shall receive :) In this new post, Stephen Hufnagel explains to Seth Juarez how WSL System Calls (syscalls) work...
Huge improvements to Bash on Ubuntu on Windows in Build 14361
Huge improvements to Bash on Ubuntu on Windows in Build 14361
Dona Sarkar, the new owner of the Windows Insider Big Red Release Button has just announced the release of Windows 10 Anniversary Update Insiders Build 14361 to the fast-ring: Start your download engines - this is a release filled with huge improvements, too numerous to list here, but which are nicely summarized in the release email. Also ...
Bash on Ubuntu on Windows – Download Now!
Bash on Ubuntu on Windows – Download Now!
At //Build 2016, Microsoft announced the ability to run native Bash and GNU/Linux command-line tools directly on the new Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), coming soon to Windows 10 Anniversary Update builds. We've been amazed by the overwhelming outpouring of interest about this new feature over the last week. One of the most frequent ...
Making the Windows Command Line Cool Again!
Making the Windows Command Line Cool Again!
Welcome to our new blog focusing on Windows command line tools for developers. We'll soon be publishing news, articles, updates, information, links and all manner of content related to the Windows command-line tools including PowerShell, Bash on Ubuntu on Windows and the Console itself. Stay tuned!  ...