For multi OS users, it’s great time to hear the Windows 10 is going to support Linux Bash Shell. Now we can use Linux Bash inside Windows 10 without Installing Linux on Hyper-v. The newest Windows 10 Fast Ring release, 14316, includes Ubuntu and Bash. It may not have a Linux foundation, but this is close as a Windows PC has ever come to also being a Linux computer.
Run and Use Linux Bash inside Windows 10
I’m exciting to see what Microsoft will bring to the next coming update’s for Windows 10. But it’s important for a Sysadmin to combine Linux Shell and Windows PowerShell together.
It’s a bit soon to run and use Linux bash inside Windows 10. Don’t be hurry, just waiting to see the door of Microsoft to open source. I’m sure working to gather is better, and not good for open source world. But unless they are going to create a new rules or new thing separately from open source and commercial products.
The speech of Mark Shuttelworth, founder of Canonical make feeling better to have a relationship between Ubuntu and Windows. Read more about running Linux commands on Windows 10 here.
Most Windows users really don’t know about Bash Shell. They only work with command prompt and PowerShell. The below short description is about what is Bash Shell.
What is Bash?
Bash is the GNU Project’s shell. Bash is the Bourne Again SHell. Bash is an sh-compatible shell that incorporates useful features from the Korn shell (ksh) and C shell (csh). It is intended to conform to the IEEE POSIX P1003.2/ISO 9945.2 Shell and Tools standard. It offers functional improvements over sh for both programming and interactive use. In addition, most sh scripts can be run by Bash without modification.
The improvements offered by Bash include:
- Command line editing
- Unlimited size command history
- Job Control
- Shell Functions and Aliases
- Indexed arrays of unlimited size
- Integer arithmetic in any base from two to sixty-four
OK, to know more read this on ZDNet “Microsoft and Canonical partner to bring Ubuntu to Windows 10“. But as soon as Windows 10 comes with Bash Shell, we will change the contents of this post with step by step guide to run and use Linux Bash inside Windows 10.