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Alpine Linux on WSL (Windows 10 1803 or later) based on wsldl


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  • Windows 10 1803 April 2018 Update x64 or later.
  • Windows Subsystem for Linux feature is enabled.


1. Download installer zip

2. Extract all files in zip file to same directory

3.Run Alpine.exe to Extract rootfs and Register to WSL

Exe filename is using to the instance name to register. If you rename it, you can register with a different name and have multiple installs.

How-to-Use(for Installed Instance)

exe Usage

Usage :
    <no args>
      - Open a new shell with your default settings.

    run <command line>
      - Run the given command line in that distro. Inherit current directory.

    runp <command line (includes windows path)>
      - Run the path translated command line in that distro.

    config [setting [value]]
      - `--default-user <user>`: Set the default user for this distro to <user>
      - `--default-uid <uid>`: Set the default user uid for this distro to <uid>
      - `--append-path <on|off>`: Switch of Append Windows PATH to $PATH
      - `--mount-drive <on|off>`: Switch of Mount drives
      - `--default-term <default|wt|flute>`: Set default terminal window

    get [setting]
      - `--default-uid`: Get the default user uid in this distro
      - `--append-path`: Get on/off status of Append Windows PATH to $PATH
      - `--mount-drive`: Get on/off status of Mount drives
      - `--wsl-version`: Get WSL Version 1/2 for this distro
      - `--default-term`: Get Default Terminal for this distro launcher
      - `--lxguid`: Get WSL GUID key for this distro

    backup [contents]
      - `--tgz`: Output backup.tar.gz to the current directory using tar command
      - `--reg`: Output settings registry file to the current directory

      - Uninstall the distro.

      - Print this usage message.

How to uninstall instance

>Alpine.exe clean


AlpineWSL can build on GNU/Linux or WSL.

curl,bsdtar,tar(gnu) and sudo is required for build.

$ make