I posted this on stack (now deleted), but was told that this might be a more appropriate forum.
I'm on windows-subsystem-linux 1 with Ubuntu with the
Windows Ubuntu terminal.
Using advice from this post: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/17819814/how-can-you-get-the-clipboard-contents-with-a-windows-command
I'm calling powershell to output the contents of the clipboard to a file, as in:
powershell.exe -command "Get-Clipboard" > myFile.txt
This completely changes the appearance of my terminal and I think I might be running powershell, or something. See "before" and "after redirecting to a file", below. It also truncates my terminal after about ~3/4 of the screen.
You'll note that the window description now says "powershell.exe". But I can still run linux commands, and I have access to functions and aliases defined in my bashrc, so it's not like I'm suddenly in a powershell environment.
What's odd is that if I run,
powershell.exe -command "Get-Clipboard" (ie without redirecting) it outputs the clipboard contents to the terminal without affecting my terminal appearance.
ctrl-c does nothing.
ctrl-d or typing
exit just kills the terminal.
Any ideas about what's going on?
After redirecting to the terminal:
After redirecting to a file: