What is WSL?
WSL is short for "Windows Subsystem for Linux", which is a Linux Subsystem from Windows 10. WSL provides developers with a familiar Bash shell and Linux environment in which you can run most Linux command-line tools, directly on Windows, UNMODIFIED, without needing an entire Linux virtual machine.
WSL now have a better wsl path conversion tool
wslpath provided by Microsoft that is builtin for all distros.
wslupath is still here for compatibility.
When pinned in the taskbar, why the shortcut created by
wslusc will have 2 icons?
This is a limitation of WSL and it is expected. when running the shortcut, it will use your Windows X server(X410, VcXsrv, Xming, etc) to create a separate window for displaying the Linux app. Since it is displaying in another app, the window for displaying app will be separated from the original shortcut.
I am unable to update and
access.patrickwu.space is not accessible. What happened?
the package has moved to a new location https://pkg.wslutiliti.es/ that do not relies on my personal website. For old users, you should remove the
http://access.patrickwu.space entry from
/etc/apt/sources.list and readd following the guidelines for Kali Linux and Debian GNU/Linux.
the utility raises errors at
gcim Win32_OperatingSystem. What Should I do?
You might encounter this error when executing
wslview that throws error like the following:
+ ... coding(852); [int64]((get-date) - (gcim Win32_OperatingSystem).LastBo ... + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ + CategoryInfo : MetadataError: (root\cimv2:Win32_OperatingSystem:String) [Get-CimInstance], CimException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : HRESULT 0x80041010,Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimCmdlets.GetCimInstanceCommand
In this case, the WMI class
Win32_OperatingSystem is not available on your system. You can try to rebuild the WMI repository by following the steps below:
net stop winmgmt winmgmt /resetrepository
What is the error code returned?
|1||general error/unknown error.|
|20||input is empty or invalid.|
|21||input is empty.|
|22||input is invalid.|
|30||file do not exist.|
|31||folder do not exist.|
|32||feature not implemented.|
|33||required component do not exist.|
|34||unsupported feature (for a distro)|
|40||Unknown system input.|