Unix shell under Windows

Am I right that 18.10 no longer supports the following since it now requires Visual Studio?

“UNIX-compatible build/edit environment for Windows, including the BASH shell, vi editor, make, tar, gzip, sed, grep, awk, and over 100 other shell commands”


Hi Al,

Not entirely. Visual Studio 2017 is prerequisite for Windows installations now, but it doesn’t preclude you from using it with a Unix environment on windows a la cygwin. The bat script that sets up the command-line environment is still distributed with 18.10.

The Unix shell has been implemented in the latest Windows 10 update which is really a nice news. You can now use the shell to perform many functions. If you get error code 43 mac then you can visit the site.