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support for \\wsl$ ?
« on: March 06, 2022, 10:08:44 »
MC can't find \\wsl$, but it can find \\wsl$\Ubuntu-20.04\
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Re: support for \\wsl$ ?
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2022, 13:20:27 »
Not sure what \\WSL$ is exposed as, Might be a Windows Shell only thing.
If it was a normal network thing it should be found in network device.


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Re: support for \\wsl$ ?
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2022, 14:18:29 »
Not sure what \\WSL$ is exposed as, Might be a Windows Shell only thing.
If it was a normal network thing it should be found in network device.
How come MC can find \\wsl$\Ubuntu-20.04 but don't know \\wsl$?

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Re: support for \\wsl$ ?
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2022, 17:02:02 »
It is how Windows works. I guess \\WSL$ is some sort of fake device. that is not exposed with normal network APIs

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Re: support for \\wsl$ ?
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2022, 11:04:09 »
I see.
PowerShell can't find the path '\\wsl$' either
(but can find '\\wsl$'Ubuntu-20.04'.)

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Re: support for \\wsl$ ?
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2022, 08:20:04 »
If you type in the $WSL path then MC will display it.  It is just that the $WSL does not show up in the tree

e.g. \\wsl$\Ubuntu-20.04\

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