Bash Command Tool Installation Process in Windows 10 OS. Two ways to Install Bash on Windows 10

How to Install and Use the Linux Bash Shell on Windows 10

If you want to run the Linux command on windows 10 without installing any OS. We will show you how to install the Bash command tool on windows 10.

Bash command line tool is the tool that runs the Linux commands. Bash tool is been a part of Linux and used by the developers. Microsoft developing the latest version of the windows 10 and still continuously working for the bugs and fixes. Recently Microsoft added bash tool directly into the windows 10.

How to Install and Use Linux Bash Shell on Windows 10?

Normally you can only use this tool on emulator or a virtual machine etc. Microsoft and ubuntu combined to develop the bash tool as an app to work on the windows 10.

Therefore, you can easily work on the bash tool to run the commands in windows 10. This tool is not pre-installed in the windows 10, you need to download it from the external website.

In this Windows 10 guide we will show you how to download and install the bash command tool on windows 10.


Before we get started, we need to do some steps, first of all you need to update your system to the latest version of the windows 10. Read our previous articles to update your windows 10 properly.

Next thing is your system is in the 64Bit version if you aren’t then read our previous article to update your computer from 32 Bit to 64Bit.

Follow the steps to install the Bash command tool on your system if the above conditions are satisfied.

  1. Click on action center.
  2. Click on the settings.
  3. Select Update & Security.
  4. Click on “For developers” located left side of the pane.
  5. Choose developer mode on windows 10.
  6. Click yes to turn ON the developer mode.
  7. Restart your computer.
  8. Now, click on start.
  9. Search for control panel.
  10. Click on programs & features.
  11. Click on Turn Windows Features ON or OFF link.
  12. Choose windows subsystem for Linux.
  13. Click on OK.
  14. Click on restart.
  15. After restart, click on search and type Bash.exe.
  16. Hit enter.
  17. Type “Y” and hit enter.
  18. It will redirect to windows store and install it on your computer automatically.
  19. After installing enter new UNIX username.
  20. Now click on “X” to close the command prompt.

After completing these steps, you can find the Bash tool in the start menu. This is the beta version of the real bash tool on Linux. Linux can easily access applications on OS, but in windows 10 it is not possible to access all the applications.

Thus, you can’t launch or run scripts like the Linux on windows 10. Anyways Bash tool on windows 10 is in the beta state that means it is still in developing condition.

Although Bash can run the tools i.e. awk, grep and etc. it also has basic languages like Python, Git, NodeJS etc. bash tool also includes command line editor, ssh, emacs, and Symlink support. It also have ability to run the apt for package testing and for updating.

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