Windows-Ubuntu interop

  • Access path from inside wsl in Windows as \\wsl.localhost\Ubuntu-22.04\home\username\path
  • Copy/Paste does not work out of the box
    • Enable it by opening the properties panel. You can access it by right-clicking the window pane header
      • Then select the “Use Ctrl+Shift+C/V as Copy / Paste” option

Setting up helix Editor

  • Need to add true-color = true manually in config.toml
    • Else toykostorm-night theme was not supported
  • Whitespace characters did not work
    • Need nerd font installed in Windows (Not inside Ubuntu in WSL)
    • Then from Properties menu, select the correct Font
      • Tried various fonts like SourceCodePro, Iosevka Curly Slab, FiraCode Nerd
      • Finally Cascadia Code worked

Setting up rust

  • In order for cargo install to work, need to have compiler and linker.
    • Fix this via sudo apt install build-essential
  • zellij needed to be installed as cargo install --locked zellij
  • To open rust documentation from inside wsl, need to set the following env. variable
    • export BROWSER="/mnt/c/Program Files/Mozilla Firefox/firefox.exe"