wslu – A collection of utilities for Windows 10 Linux Subsystems

wslu – A collection of utilities for Windows 10 Linux Subsystems

wslu

wslu – is a collection of utilities for Windows 10 Linux Subsystem, such as retrieving Windows 10 environment variables or creating your favorite Linux GUI application shortcuts on Windows 10 Desktop.

Requires Windows 10 Creators Update. Some of the features require a higher version of Windows 10. Supports WSL2.

Feature

wslusc

A WSL shortcut creator to create a shortcut on your Windows 10 Desktop.

wslsys

A WSL system information printer to print out system information from Windows 10 or WSL.

wslfetch

A WSL screenshot information tool to print information in an elegant way.

wslvar

A WSL tool to help you get Windows system environment variables.

wslview

With alias wview/wslstart/wstart

A fake WSL browser that can help you open links in default Windows browser or open files on Windows.

wslupath

Deprecated

A WSL tool to convert path styles.

wslact

A set of quick actions for WSL such as quickly mounting all drives or manually sync time between Windows and WSL.

Installation

Alpine Linux

You can install wslu from Alpine Linux community with the following command:

$ echo "@testing http://dl-cdn.alpinelinux.org/alpine/edge/community/" | sudo tee -a /etc/apk/repositories
$ sudo apk update
$ sudo apk add wslu@testing

Arch Linux

wslu and wslu-git on AUR.

CentOS/RHEL

Add the repository for the corresponding Linux distribution:

  • CentOS 7: sudo yum-config-manager --add-repo https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/wslutilities/CentOS_7/home:wslutilities.repo
  • CentOS 8: sudo yum-config-manager --add-repo https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/wslutilities/CentOS_8/home:wslutilities.repo
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7: sudo yum-config-manager --add-repo https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/wslutilities/RHEL_7/home:wslutilities.repo

Then install with the command sudo yum install wslu.

Debian

You can install wslu with the following command:

sudo apt install gnupg2 apt-transport-https
wget -O - https://access.patrickwu.space/wslu/public.asc | sudo apt-key add -
echo "deb https://access.patrickwu.space/wslu/debian buster main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo apt update
sudo apt install wslu

Fedora Remix

You can install wslu from COPR with the following command:

sudo dnf copr enable wslutilities/wslu
sudo dnf install wslu

Kali Linux

You can install wslu with the following command:

sudo apt install gnupg2 apt-transport-https
wget -O - https://access.patrickwu.space/wslu/public.asc | sudo apt-key add -
echo "deb https://access.patrickwu.space/wslu/kali kali-rolling main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo apt update
sudo apt install wslu

Pengwin

Preinstalled.

Pengwin Enterprise

You can install wslu with the following command:

sudo yum-config-manager --add-repo https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/wslutilities/ScientificLinux_7/home:wslutilities.repo
sudo yum install wslu

Ubuntu

Attention!

The Ubuntu version of wslu is a modified version. You should report bug here.

Preinstalled in the latest apps. On older installations of Ubuntu please install ubuntu-wsl that depends on wslu:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install ubuntu-wsl

OpenSUSE

You can install wslu with the following command:

sudo zypper addrepo https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/wslutilities/openSUSE_Leap_15.1/home:wslutilities.repo
sudo zypper up
sudo zypper in wslu

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

You can install wslu with the following command:

SLESCUR_VERSION="$(grep VERSION= /etc/os-release | sed -e s/VERSION=//g -e s/\"//g -e s/-/_/g)"
sudo zypper addrepo https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/wslutilities/SLE_$SLESCUR_VERSION/home:wslutilities.repo
sudo zypper addrepo https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/graphics/SLE_12_SP3_Backports/graphics.repo
sudo zypper up
sudo zypper in wslu

Other distributions

Not Recommend

curl | bash method is not secure. Related article

You can install wslu with the following command on your preferred distribution: curl -sL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/wslutilities/wslu/master/extras/scripts/wslu-install | bash