How to install Wordmove on Windows 10 with Bash

CalebBarnes edited this page Jan 16, 2019 · 8 revisions

Install Bash (Windows Subsystem for Linux)

This is only available on Windows 10.

  • Open Control Panel.
  • Click on Programs and Features.
  • Click on Turn Windows features on or off.
  • Check Windows Subsystem for Linux (beta).
  • Click OK and reboot.
  • Open the program "Bash on Ubuntu on Windows" in the Start menu.
  • Create a Linux username.

Install Ruby and Wordmove

Run the following commands in Bash:

sudo apt-get install rubygems-integration
sudo apt-get install ruby-dev
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:brightbox/ruby-ng
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ruby2.4
sudo apt-get install build-essential
sudo gem install wordmove

Install SSH

Run the following command in Bash:

ssh-keygen -t rsa

Go to the folder: %localappdata%\Packages\CanonicalGroupLimited.UbuntuonWindows_79rhkp1fndgsc\LocalState\rootfs\home\LINUX_USERNAME\.ssh

To see this folder you have to uncheck "Hide protected operating system files" in the folder and search options.

Here you can find your public SSH key ~\.ssh\
Go to the admin panel of your host, e.g., and add this key in the SSH options.


For the movefile you need to consider the following two things

  • The path has to be the Linux path: replace "C:\" with "/mnt/c/" and replace all backslashes with a forward slash "/"
  • To connect to MySQL the host should be "" instead of "localhost"
  wordpress_path: "/mnt/c/PATH_TO_WORDPRESS/"  
  host: ""  

On Windows all file and folder permissions are 777. To set the correct permissions (755 for folders and 644 for files) on the server use:

  rsync_options: "--chmod=Du=rwx,Dgo=rx,Fu=rw,Fgo=r"

Use Wordmove

Now you can use wordmove from "Bash on Ubuntu on Windows"

wordmove push -e production --all

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