saving "zfs send" to a Windows host

Norman Gray Norman.Gray at
Fri Apr 26 10:30:32 UTC 2019


On 26 Apr 2019, at 6:06, @lbutlr wrote:

> However, I believe you can install bash in Windows 10. In fact, you 
> can install an entire linux bistro right into Windows 10.
> Not sure if that will help you or not, but it might be worth losing 
> into (I'm not a Windows person, Windows is the thing I avoid when 
> possible).
> <>

As a parenthesis…

This is ‘Windows Subsystem for Linux’ (I don’t use it, but I work 
with some techie Windows folk who have used it and approve, and I’ve 
used it to teach ‘how to get by on Unix’ classes to folk including 
Windows laptop users).

It’s a bit of a misnomer, in that (as far as I understand things) 
it’s really GNU/Windows, in the sense that ‘GNU/Linux’ is the GNU 
userland on the Linux kernel.  It’s the majority of an Ubuntu (or 
similar) distro built for the Windows kernel.

I understand that intimate interaction with device drivers presents 
occasional problems, and the fact you’re on the only-just-POSIX 
Windows filesystem will occasionally bite you, but apart from that it 
works better than one might anticipate.  If you’re obliged to use a 
Windows 10 machine for some reason, this might be how to do it.

…close parenthesis.


Norman Gray  :
SUPA School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, UK

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