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



2. Linux Home Directory


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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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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Not sure if things have changed, but the command I needed to launch ConEmu into my linux subsystem's home directory is:

%windir%\system32\bash.exe ~ -new_console:d:C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\lxss\home

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