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    List All Running Windows Subsystem for Linux Distros in Windows 10


    How to: List All Running Windows Subsystem for Linux Distros in Windows 10

    How to List All Running Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) Distros in Windows 10


    The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is a new Windows 10 feature that enables you to run native Linux command-line tools directly on Windows, alongside your traditional Windows desktop and modern store apps.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 18342 (19H1) and Windows 10 build 18836 (20H1), Microsoft added some new commands that will give you more functionality when using wsl.exe. The commands that existed inside of wslconfig.exe have been added to wsl.exe to allow you to configure your distros more easily.

    --list or --l has been added to wsl.exe that lists all distributions available for the current user. You could use --running with --list to see all currently running imported WSL distros.

    See also:
    This tutorial will show you how to see a list of names of all currently running Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) distros for your account in Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: See List of All Running Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) Distros in File Explorer
    • Option Two: See List of All Running Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) Distros in Command Prompt
    • Option Three: See List of All Running Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) Distros in PowerShell




    OPTION ONE [/i] See List of All Running Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) Distros in File Explorer
    1. Open File Explorer (Win+E).

    2. Click/tap on Linux in the navigation pane, and click/tap on the Distros shortcut. (see screenshot below)

    List All Running Windows Subsystem for Linux Distros in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3. You will now see the names of all currently running WSL distros for your account. (see screenshot below)

    List All Running Windows Subsystem for Linux Distros in Windows 10 [​IMG]






    OPTION TWO [/i] See List of All Running Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) Distros in Command Prompt
    1. Open a command prompt.

    2. Copy and paste the command below for your version of Windows 10 into the command prompt, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)
    (For Windows 10 version 1903 and later)
    wsl --list --running or wsl -l --running

    OR

    (For versions earlier than Windows 10 version 1903)
    *Arrow wslconfig /list /running or wslconfig /l /running
    3. You will now see a list of names for all currently running WSL distros for your account.
    (For Windows 10 version 1903 and later)

    List All Running Windows Subsystem for Linux Distros in Windows 10 [​IMG]






    OPTION THREE [/i] See List of All Running Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) Distros in Command Prompt
    1. Open PowerShell.

    2. Copy and paste the command below for your version of Windows 10 into PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)
    (For Windows 10 version 1903 and later)
    wsl --list --running or wsl -l --running

    OR

    (For versions earlier than Windows 10 version 1903)
    *Arrow wslconfig /list /running or wslconfig /l /running
    3. You will now see a list of names for all currently running WSL distros for your account.


    List All Running Windows Subsystem for Linux Distros in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    That's it,
    Shawn


    Related Tutorials

    :)
     
    WinLatest, May 31, 2018
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  2. Windows Subsystem Linux

    Hello,

    We would like to know more about the issue you're experiencing with using
    Windows Subsystem for Linux
    . Kindly answer the following questions:

    • Are you developing a program, an app, or a software for Linux?
    • Is your Window 10 PC connected to a domain?
    • Are you managing a Windows Server PC?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you tried so far?
    • Can you tell us the Version and OS build of your Windows 10 device? You can find this information by clicking the
      Start button, type About your PC, and then press
      Enter.

    We need the following information in order to determine if we need to refer your concern to the
    TechNet forums or the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) forums.

    For now, we suggest reviewing these support articles to find out if there's an issue with the installation of
    Windows Subsystem for Linux:


    We'll be waiting for your response.
     
    Devlin Sco, Oct 27, 2019
    #2
  3. Brink Win User
    Sideloading Custom Linux Distro to Windows 10 Subsystem for Linux

    Source: Open Sourcing a WSL Sample for Linux Distribution Maintainers and Sideloading Custom Linux Distributions Windows Command Line Tools For Developers
     
    Brink, Oct 27, 2019
    #3
  4. Brink Win User

    List All Running Windows Subsystem for Linux Distros in Windows 10

    Sideloading Custom Linux Distro to Windows 10 Subsystem for Linux


    Source: Open Sourcing a WSL Sample for Linux Distribution Maintainers and Sideloading Custom Linux Distributions Windows Command Line Tools For Developers
     
    Brink, Oct 27, 2019
    #4
  5. unable to run windows subsystem for linux file system error (12029)

    I have enabled Linux subsystem for WIndows and rebooted and tried installing several different linux distros from Microsoft store but all install and give same file system error. I am running win 10 pro 1903

    Help!
     
    david papkin, Oct 27, 2019
    #5
  6. Amit_Sun Win User
    Error 0x80070003 Windows Subsystem for Linux

    Hi,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    This issue could occur when distros are not stored on your system driver or if your system is in lower build and also if Windows Subsystem for Linux is not enabled, you can follow the instruction from the article
    Windows Subsystem for Linux Installation Guide for Windows 10
    and check if this helps you.

    You can also Manually download Windows Subsystem for Linux distro packages
    and install it.

    If you need any further assistance, I suggest you to post your query on
    TechNet
    forums where you will find support engineers who are well equipped with the knowledge and help you fix the issue.

    Hope it helps,

    Amit Sunar

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Amit_Sun, Oct 27, 2019
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