BASH is coming to Windows

iBrokeITiBrokeIT Member Posts: 1,318 ■■■■■■■■■□
Microsoft is bringing the Bash shell to Windows 10 | TechCrunch

MS SQL on Linux was announced a couple months ago now BASH on Windows... what is the world coming to?
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    alias454alias454 Member Posts: 648 ■■■■□□□□□□
    WinBSD is right around the corner.

    I should also add BASH has been available on Windows for a long time as part of cygwin.
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    636-555-3226636-555-3226 Member Posts: 975 ■■■■■□□□□□
    If I wanted bash I wouldn't be typing this on Windows 10 right now!!!! Guess I'll have to start using my Mac more....
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    UnixGuyUnixGuy Mod Posts: 4,567 Mod
    Red Hat Enterprise Widnows XP is coming

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    YFZbluYFZblu Member Posts: 1,462 ■■■■■■■■□□
    If I wanted bash I wouldn't be typing this on Windows 10 right now!!!! Guess I'll have to start using my Mac more....

    The default command shell in OS X, since 2003, has been Bash.
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    blargoeblargoe Member Posts: 4,174 ■■■■■■■■■□
    This is great news. I seriously doubt bash will ever replace PowerShell as the enterprise management at the command line for Windows, but having bash available as a development tool is a good thing.
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    OctalDumpOctalDump Member Posts: 1,722
    Cygwin has been a thing for more than 20 years.

    The problem at the heart of bash on Windows is that Windows is not Unix or Unix like. Powershell is much better relationship to the actual OS and its underpinnings.

    I'm curious how this Linux/Windows mix up will work in practice, since they do things quite differently. Even the security models aren't exactly compatible. It could end up being the mother of kludges.
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    olaHaloolaHalo Member Posts: 748 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Few of my buddies tried it out with the Insider Preview or whatever its called.
    Im not familar with bash but they are and said it was pretty cool.
    At least it will stop some people from having to use a VM or cygwin
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