Do not change Linux files using Windows apps and tools

Do not create/modify Linux files from Windows apps/tools
Do not create/modify Linux files from Windows apps/tools

I have to provide this guidance at least 2-3 times a day so instead I am publishing it here so everyone can find / link-to this guidance. There is one hard-and-fast rule when it comes to WSL on Windows: DO NOT, under ANY circumstances, access, create, and/or modify files in your distro’s filesystem using Windows…

WSL adds inotify & filesystem change notification support

Over the last few weeks, the Windows Subsystem for Linux team have been cranking away, fixing lots of issues, completing several scenarios that we were unable to complete before shipping Windows 10 Anniversary Update, and adding support for new capabilities that light-up additional tools and scenarios. A key capability that many developer have been waiting…

New post and video on WSL filesystem features

One of the most frequent questions we get about Bash/WSL is how WSL provides a Linux-compatible filesystem atop NTFS and how filesystem interop works. Well, wonder no more dear reader – in this new blog post and the video below, Sven Groot explains to Seth Juarez how WSL’s filesystem support works.