Ubuntu – Windows Subsystem for Linux: /home/user (Linux Home Directory Path) to use for ConEmu Terminal

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I'm trying to set up 2 terminal location tabs to open in my ConEmu Terminal on Windows 10 (for Windows Linux Subysystem)


1. Windows Home Directory

C:\Users\USERNAME
    or...
%USERPROFILE%

and

2. Linux Home Directory

C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Lxss\home\USERNAME
       or...
%LOCALAPPDATA%\lxss\home\USERNAME

The Window Home path works fine, but I'm not sure how to make the Linux Home path work? The closest I can get is to making it open up the root / location.

Does anyone know the right way to do this?

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Best Answer

  • I stumbled upon the article "Bashing Windows" (By: Jan De Dobbeleer),
    which led me to this answer.

    The main trick is the ~ (tilde) when opening the bash shell.


    Home (Linux)

    • BASH (path): C:\Windows\System32\Bash.exe ~ (has tilde ~)

    • STARTUP DIRECTORY (path): C:\Users\<YourUserName>\AppData\Local\lxss\home


    Root (Linux)

    • BASH (path): C:\Windows\System32\Bash.exe (no tilde)
    • STARTUP DIRECTORY (path): C:\Users\<YourUserName>\AppData\Local\lxss\root

    Home (Windows)

    • BASH (path): C:\Windows\System32\Bash.exe (no tilde)
    • STARTUP DIRECTORY (path): C:\Users\<YourUserName>

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