Now that Windows 10 Slow Ring builds have WSL2 I've been doing more dev work on my Windows computer (VS Code Remote WSL is really good y'all).
I wanted to give the new Windows Terminal a go and the first thing I noticed is that when I open WSL in windows terminal it defaults to my home folder on Windows
/mnt/c/Users/wes. If you are like me you want it to start in your linux home directory
/home/wes not your Windows home folder.
To fix it you need to modify the settings.json file of Windows Terminal (which you can open with keyboard shotrcut:
Once in the settings json file find the WSL entry and set the
startingDirectory to the network path of your WSL home directory:
Now when you launch WSL in the terminal it will start in good old
I've only tested this with WSL2 but I think it's the same for WSL1
NOTE: Setting a non-network path won't work
The Windows Terminal only knows about paths from Windows' perspective, so if you try to put in the home directory path directly it won't work:
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