How do I list Windows 11 WSL distros that I have installed?

How do I list Windows 11 WSL distros that I have installed? ...

You may see a list of all Linux distros you have installed on Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) in this article.

In many situations, the ability to see all of the Linux distros available via WSL may be of benefit. For example, if you want to know which version of Linux you have installed, or want to know the exact name of a distro to uninstall it.

The WSL command tool can generate a list of installed Linux distros on Windows 11.

This document will demonstrate how to view every Linux distro available through the Windows Subsystem for Linux.

WSL has a list of all Linux distros installed.

Follow these steps to see all of the WSL Linux distros installed on Windows 11.

Start by typing or pasting something into this box.

Run as administrator options are available in the search for Command Prompt.

After typing the following command, you'll see a list of the installed Linux distros, and press Enter.

(Optional) Enter the following command to see a list of running distros and press Enter.

Start by typing or pasting something into this box.

Look for Command Prompt, right-click the top result, and select Run as administrator.

Once the following command is executed, you should see a list of the installed Linux distros. Press Enter.

(Optional) Enter the following command to see a list of running distros.

The command will generate the distros installed (and running) on Windows 11.

This guide is for Windows 11, but you may also use the commands on Windows 10.

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