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Ubuntu(WSL) Here

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3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files


To install Ubuntu(WSL) Here, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Ubuntu(WSL) Here, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Ubuntu(WSL) Here, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade ubuntuhere -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade ubuntuhere -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure ubuntuhere installed
    name: ubuntuhere
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'ubuntuhere' do
  action    :install
  version  ''
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: ubuntuhere,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller ubuntuhere
   Name     = 'ubuntuhere'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = ''
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'ubuntuhere':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install ubuntuhere version="" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 16 May 2020.


Adds an 'Open WSL/Ubuntu Here' option to the right click menu of Windows Explorer when right clicking folders, drives or the background of an explorer window.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'; # stop on all errors
# CreateCmdOpenHere.ps1
# Write registry keys to add a 'Cmd Here' option to the Windows Explorer right click menu.
# Most of codes are borrowed from

$packageName   = 'ubuntuhere'
$iconUrl       = ''
$toolsDir      = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$iconFullPath  = Join-Path $toolsDir "$packageName.ico"

# Install icon
Get-ChocolateyWebFile -PackageName $packageName -FileFullPath $iconFullPath -url $iconUrl
$cmdpath = "wsl.exe --cd"

$myShimGen = Join-Path "$env:ChocolateyInstall" 'tools\shimgen.exe'
$wslExePath = "C:\Windows\system32\wsl.exe"
$wslShimFilePath = Join-Path $env:ChocolateyInstall "\bin\wsl.exe"
$myShimGenArgs = "-o `"$wslShimFilePath`" -p `"$wslExePath`" -i `"$iconFullPath`""
if ((Test-Path $myShimGen) -and (Test-Path $wslExePath)) {
    Start-Process "$myShimGen" -ArgumentList "$myShimGenArgs" -Wait -WindowStyle Hidden
    $cmdpath = "$env:ChocolateyInstall\bin\wsl.exe --cd"

# for right clicking on folders
New-Item HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\shell\UbuntuOpenHere -force
Set-Item HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\shell\UbuntuOpenHere "Open WSL/Ubuntu Here"
New-item HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\shell\UbuntuOpenHere\command -force
Set-item HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\shell\UbuntuOpenHere\command "$cmdpath `"%V`""
New-ItemProperty -Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\shell\UbuntuOpenHere -Name Icon -Value "$iconFullPath" -Force

# for right clicking on drives
New-Item HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes\Drive\shell\UbuntuOpenHere -force
Set-Item HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes\Drive\shell\UbuntuOpenHere "Open WSL/Ubuntu Here"
New-item HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes\Drive\shell\UbuntuOpenHere\command -force
Set-item HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes\Drive\shell\UbuntuOpenHere\command "$cmdpath `"%V`""
New-ItemProperty -Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes\Drive\shell\UbuntuOpenHere -Name Icon -Value "$iconFullPath" -Force

# for right clicking on the background of folders
New-Item HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\Background\shell\UbuntuOpenHere -force
Set-Item HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\Background\shell\UbuntuOpenHere "Open WSL/Ubuntu Here"
New-item HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\Background\shell\UbuntuOpenHere\command -force
Set-item HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\Background\shell\UbuntuOpenHere\command "$cmdpath `"%V`""
New-ItemProperty -Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\Background\shell\UbuntuOpenHere -Name Icon -Value "$iconFullPath" -Force
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'; # stop on all errors
# Most of codes are borrowed from

$packageName   = 'ubuntuhere'
$toolsDir      = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$iconFullPath  = Join-Path $toolsDir "$packageName.ico"
Remove-Item -Path $iconFullPath -Force

$wslShimFilePath = Join-Path $env:ChocolateyInstall "\bin\wsl.exe"
if (Test-Path $wslShimFilePath) { Remove-Item $wslShimFilePath -Force }

# for right clicking on folders
Remove-Item -Recurse HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\shell\UbuntuOpenHere -force

# for right clicking on drives
Remove-Item -Recurse HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes\Drive\shell\UbuntuOpenHere -force

# for right clicking on the background of folders
Remove-Item -Recurse HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\Background\shell\UbuntuOpenHere -force

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Ubuntu(WSL) Here 0.0.4 156 Wednesday, February 12, 2020 Approved

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