I am running Eclipse Photon as my primary IDE for writing Java code. Eclipse has a terminal view that opens up a windows command line inside the application

Terminal View

I assume this is simply executing C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe inside a window in the application. I am using Windows 10 and have enabled Linux Subsystem for Windows.


Does anyone know if this is a location value (IE: where it points to the cmd.exe file) configuration somewhere in the eclipse directory structure? When you enable the Linux Subsystem it creates a bash.exe file in the same directory. So I would essentially like to replace the C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe string with C:\Windows\System32\bash.exe


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After digging into this a bit deeper on the Eclipse forum there is a configuration specifically for this.

  1. Navigate to Windows -> Preferences -> Terminal -> Local Terminal
  2. Add the following entry

    name: WSL Bash

    path: C:\Windows\System32\wsl.exe

    or use C:\Windows\System32\bash.exe

  3. Then, on any file, right click -> show in... -> WLS Bash

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