Jeff Bailey
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Install bash on Windows

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Install bash on windows with a few effortless steps.

First, why would you want to do this?

  • You’re moving to windows from macOS or a Linux distribution and used the command line there.
  • You simply like the bash shell for things like alias, functions, etc.
  • Click the Start button
  • Search for PowerShell
  • Right-click the Windows PowerShell icon
  • Choose Run as Administrator
  • Run this shell command
Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux


Alternatively, you can install Cygwin.