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I am trying to contribute in open projects . But the procedure given for installing the projects in local machine is for Ubuntu and I am using Windows.

Also I tried Ubuntu shell But in that I could not understand how to go to a specific folder (specific drive).

How can I do that?

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    If you are trying to install projects aimed at Ubuntu, the easiest and best option is to use Ubuntu. If you don't want to install it, you can run it inside a Virtualbox that runs in your Windows OS. – Katu Sep 21 '18 at 7:19

You can run Linux commands in one of three ways from the Windows Command Prompt, that I can think of off the top of my head:

1. GNU for Windows - a bundle of common GNU commands compiled specifically to run under Windows operating environment. Out of date, but a valid answer. May be useful to also get CoreUtils for Windows - I’m not sure how much overlap exists between these two solutions.

2. Cygwin - a more comprehensive set of Linux command-line utilities/applications/etc., compiled to run (with a dedicated cygwin DLL) natively under Windows.

3. Bash on Windows 10 - And, if you’ve got Windows 10, you can run Ubuntu Linux natively in Windows, with almost the entirety of the distribution available, by enabling the Windows Subsystem for Linux feature.

  • haha, WSL has almost the entirety of the distribution available, +1 just for that! – dessert Sep 21 '18 at 21:46

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