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Re: [h-e-w] Bash on Ubuntu on Windows

From: wtm
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] Bash on Ubuntu on Windows
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2016 09:55:36 -0500


There is a Reddit thread on this topic that might be useful to you.

>From what I've been able to glean from the Microsoft blog posts on
this topic, it's not possible.

However, some in the aforementioned thread have had some successes.


On Wed, Aug 10, 2016 at 9:43 AM, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
>> From: David Klein <address@hidden>
>> Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2016 11:45:09 +0300
>> I am trying to get M-x shell to work with "Bash on Ubuntu on Windows"
>> (
>> I have tried
>> (setq explicit-shell-file-name "C:/Windows/System32/bash.exe")
>> (setq shell-file-name explicit-shell-file-name)
>> but when I type "M-x shell" I get the error
>> "Spawning child process: invalid argument"
> Are you sure this bash.exe is a native Windows program?  E.g., can you
> invoke it from any program other than cmd.exe, like make.exe or the
> Cygwin Bash?

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