Managing Azure with AZ CLI and Windows Subsystem for Linux

Roy Kim on Azure and Microsoft 365

Scenario: As a Microsoft developer and engineer, I want to use Linux and Linux tools to manage Azure resources on my Windows 10.

As someone who has been a windows- based developer and IT pro for all of my career, I am starting to need to be more versatile in the tools I use to manage Azure. I normally use PowerShell, but in some cases I see documentation using examples in Az CLI. Even more so, is seeing tutorials and examples in bash scripting along with popular Linux tool such as curl, grep, vim, awk etc. I find I try to

To start from scratch, follow instruction from this documentation Windows Subsystem for Linux Installation Guide for Windows 10. Key steps are outlined as follows.

1) To setup WSL on Windows 10, run as admin:

Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux

Or enable

2) From the Microsoft App Store, Install Ubuntu.

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