WSL Windows Interoperability

You have to give it to Microsoft, they’re doing some pretty impressive stuff these days. Last night my machine received the latest Creators Update, and so I took WSL for another spin. It now ships with Ubuntu 16.04 and a tonne of improvements. We can now launch Windows applications from bash!

For example, we can alias subl to run Sublime Text.

$ alias subl="/mnt/c/Program\ Files/Sublime\ Text\ 3/sublime_text.exe"
$ subl

To keep it working all the time, just add it to your .bashrc file.