Windows Subsystem for Linux

Overview of the Windows Subsystem for Linux technology.

To develop Windows Subsystem for Linux, you need these headers:

For programming guidance for this technology, see:

Enumerations

Title Description
WSL_DISTRIBUTION_FLAGS The WSL_DISTRIBUTION_FLAGS enumeration specifies the behavior of a distribution in the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).

Functions

Title Description
WslConfigureDistribution Modifies the behavior of a distribution registered with the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).
WslGetDistributionConfiguration Retrieves the current configuration of a distribution registered with the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).
WslIsDistributionRegistered Determines if a distribution is registered with the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).
WslLaunch Launches a Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) process in the context of a particular distribution.
WslLaunchInteractive Launches an interactive Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) process in the context of a particular distribution.
WslRegisterDistribution Registers a new distribution with the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).
WslUnregisterDistribution Unregisters a distribution from the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).