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Open a file or URL from within Windows Subsystem for Linux in the user's default Windows GUI application. More information:

  • Open the current directory in Windows Explorer:

wsl-open {{.}}

  • Open a URL in the user's default web browser in Windows:

wsl-open {{}}

  • Open a specific file in the user's default application in Windows:

wsl-open {{path\to\file}}

  • Set wsl-open as the shell's web browser (open links with wsl-open):

wsl-open -w

  • Display help:

wsl-open -h