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Windows Command-Line: Introducing the Windows Pseudo Console (ConPTY)
One of those weaknesses is that Windows tries to be "helpful" but gets in the way of alternative and 3rd party Console developers, service developers, etc. When building a Console or service, developers need to be able to access/supply the communication pipes through which their Terminal/service communicates with command-line applications. In the *NIX world, this isn't a problem because *NIX provides a "Pseudo Terminal" (PTY) infrastructure which makes it easy to build the communication plumbing for a Console or service, but Windows does not ...

... until now!
windows  wsl  linux  console 
5 days ago by davidmat
Hands-On with WSL: Resetting the User Password -- Virtualization Review
"When using WSL, some operations require you to have root privileges, which you can accomplish by using the sudo command...Fortunately, there is a way to easily reset the password for WSL, and in this article I'll show you how."
21 days ago by l1nktrackr
When You Shouldn't Use Windows Subsystem for Linux -- Virtualization Review
"In sum, just because you have a hammer doesn't mean everything is a nail. WSL is a great tool to have in your toolbox, and is convenient to use for non-production workloads and quick-and-dirty tasks, but it wasn't designed for production workloads"
wsl  linux  windows10 
28 days ago by l1nktrackr

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