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Setting up WSL#

Setting up WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux)

Cleaning up manually the WSL instance#

For any reason you failed to install WSL from Microsoft store, you might need to clean up manually the downloaded WSL instance, the default location is at: $env:LOCALAPPDATA\Packages

For example, Ubuntu v1804 is at: C:\Users\xiang\AppData\Local\Packages\CanonicalGroupLimited.UbuntuonWindows_79rhkp1fndgsc\

Just delete the folder then reinstall it from Microsoft store.

Changing the default ls output directory color#

# add to ~/.bashrc
export LS_COLORS="ow=0;36;40"
ow = (OTHER_WRITABLE) Directory that is other-writable (o+w) and not sticky

Installing Python3.7 on Ubuntu 1804#

Installing Python3.7 will automatically prompt you to update libssl.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install python3.7 python3.7-venv python3-venv