In this post, we’ll discuss the improvements we’ve been making to the Windows Console’s internal text buffer, enabling it to better store and handle Unicode and UTF-8 text.
In this, the fourth post in the Windows Command-Line series, we’ll discuss the new Windows Pseudo Console (ConPTY) infrastructure and API – why we built it, what it’s for, how it works, how to use it, and more.
Welcome to the third post in the Windows Command-Line series. In this post, we’ll start to dig into the internals of the Windows Console and Command-Line, what it is, what it does … and what it doesn’t do!
Welcome to the second post in this “Windows Command-Line” series. In this post we’ll discuss some of the background & history behind the Windows Command-Line. Specifically, we’ll explore its humble origins in MS-DOS, to its modern-day incarnation supporting tools like PowerShell and Windows Subsystem for Linux.
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.
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.
Improving Machine Setup
Have you set up a new dev machine and found it was frustrating or time consuming?
[2018-06-29: Important Note: As announced in the release notes for Windows 10 Insider build 17704, Sets and Tabs will NOT ship in the next mainstream release of Windows (codenamed RS5). Please read the first bullet under the heading “General changes, improvements,
As of Windows 10 Insider build #17643, you can copy/paste text from/to Linux/WSL Consoles!!!
We know that this is a feature MANY of you have been waiting for – our sincerest thanks for your patience & continued support while we untangled the Console’s internals,
SSH is one of the most important tools in the *NIX world, through which users communicate with shells, applications, and services running on remote machines, devices, VM’s and containers. Windows users most often remotely access Windows machines, devices, VM’s and Containers via the amazingly powerful Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) which,
One of the most frequent asks we hear across the entire Windows command-line spectrum is “I need curl” and/or “I need tar”.
If you’re one of these people – HAPPY NEW YEAR! 🙂 Windows 10 Insider build 17063 and later now include the real-deal curl and tar executables that you can execute directly from Cmd or PowerShell.