wslpath - Converts Unix and Windows format paths in WSL
Branch: master
Clone or download
Fetching latest commit…
Cannot retrieve the latest commit at this time.
Type Name Latest commit message Commit time
Failed to load latest commit information.
LICENSE Create LICENSE Apr 27, 2018 Update Apr 27, 2018
wslpath Readme Aug 24, 2017


wslpath - Converts Unix and Windows format paths in WSL Edit


Note: PHP is required.

wget ''
chmod 755 wslpath
sudo mv wslpath /usr/bin


wslpath [-m|-u|-w|-h] NAME[:line[:col]]

Output type options:

  -w           (default) prints Windows form of NAME (C:\WINNT)
  -m           like -w, but with regular slashes (C:/WINNT)
  -u           prints Unix form of NAME (/mnt/c/winnt)

Other options:

  -h           displays usage information

If no output type is selected, the program will try to detect the form of
NAME and print the opposite type (eg. will print Windows form for Unix


  • Auto-detects path - converts to a Unix path if it is a Windows path and vice-versa.
  • Correctly handles symlinks (Since Windows does not know about the WSL symlinks, they are resolved and the link target is returned).
  • Correctly handles paths under lxss directory (this is the hidden user directory under which WSL-only files and directories are located).
  • Correctly handles :line:column suffix. For example, subl $(wslpath /mnt/d/script.js:10:2) would open D:\script.js at line 10, column 2 in Sublime Text