However, it was important to get this exciting new feature into the hands of real users so that we could learn from them - YOU!- what WSL needed to run, what worked, and what didn't, etc. 🙂 On behalf of the WSL & Console engineering teams, a very sincere and grateful THANK YOU to all of you who've tried and used Bash/WSL over the last 12 months, and especially to all of you who filed issues on our Git Hub issues repo, contacted me on Twitter, submitted/voted for asks on our User Voice, asked questions on Stack Overflow, Ask Ubuntu, Reddit, our Command-Line Blog, the WSL Team Blog and elsewhere.This allows those who want/need to use Bash, common Linux tools (, etc.) and many Linux-first tools (Ruby, Python, etc.) to use their toolchain on Windows.WSL provides an application called that, when started, opens a Windows console running the Bash shell.
For example, type and hit enter; you’ll see details of the Linux distro currently running: You can also access your local machine’s filesystem from within the Linux Bash shell – you’ll find your local drives mounted under the : BASH is a popular text-based shell and command-language.The vulnerability allowed out-of-bounds memory access by using a fixed-sized redir_stack, which resulted in the ability to execute code that would not otherwise be run.When Windows 10 Anniversary Update (AU) was shipped, the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) was still far from complete, and was known to have many incompatibilities, especially with popular developer tools like node.js, Java, etc.When Microsoft originally shipped its Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) last summer, it "was still far from complete," acknowledged senior program manager Rich Turner in an April 11 blog post.
But in the ensuing months, the WSL and Console engineering teams have been busy responding to user suggestions about fixes and new features.On the Windows console and command-line side, Microsoft also made a number of improvements with Creators Update, Turner said."One of the key drivers for the Console overhaul was the need to enable the Console to render the output of Linux command-line tools & applications running on WSL.