Windows 10 getting a Linux shell.

Windows 10 is getting a bash shell in the summer release. This is a couple of months away. But here are a couple of screenshots from developers I have found on the web that show what this will look like. Here a person is installing the bash shell using CMD.

Windows 10 bash shell installing.
Windows 10 bash shell installing.

Now this is the bash shell running.

Ubuntu bash shell running on Windows 10.
Ubuntu bash shell running on Windows 10.

This person is using a root prompt. The /proc filesystem is even in place, the systems administrator is even able to get information about the CPU using /proc/cpuinfo. This means that the admin could use existing UNIX shell scripts on Windows, instead of rewriting them for the Powershell scripting language. I cannot wait for this to be released to the general public so that I can get a hold of this. I tried updating Windows 10 to the fast ring and enabling developer mode, but this does not work yet, I will wait a few months until the “stable” build of Windows 10 X64 has this feature. Or you could just install Ubuntu 16.04 in a VMware VM and then SSH into it from Bitvise or Putty. Same thing really.

Apparently, the prompt will not have the ability to overwrite certain files on the filesystem.

Bash shell on Windows 10.
Bash shell on Windows 10.

I wonder if the bash shell supplied with this is vulnerable to shellshock…

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