Update – May 2019 Windows 10 version 1903 has now been released and allows an important update to WSL that allows Windows applications and tools to access Linux files directly. To do this, WSL hosts a new 9P fileserver, which exposes distro filesystems to Windows apps and tools via \\wsl$\<DistroName>\!
Over the last few weeks, the Windows Subsystem for Linux team have been cranking away, fixing lots of issues, completing several scenarios that we were unable to complete before shipping Windows 10 Anniversary Update, and adding support for new capabilities that light-up additional tools and scenarios.
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.