Setup Windows 10

In this example, we will be using the Linux subsystem for Windows 10.

  1. Select the “Type here to search” text box near the bottom left on your Windows desktop
  2. Type the following in the “Type here to search” text box

    windows features

  3. Select Turn Windows features on or off from the leftmost panel
  4. Scroll down to “Windows Subsystem for Linux”
  5. Check Windows Subsystem for Linux
  6. Select OK on the “Windows Features” window
  7. Wait for the changes to complete
  8. When prompted, select Restart now
  9. Select the “Type here to search” text box again
  10. Type the following in the “Type here to search” text box

    microsoft store

  11. Select Microsoft Store from the leftmost panel
  12. Select Search on the “Microsoft Store” page
  13. Type the following in the “Search” text box

    linux

  14. Select Run Linux on Windows
  15. Select Ubuntu
  16. Select Get
  17. Select No, thanks on the “Use across your devices” dialog
  18. Even though you see an “Install” button, it should start installing automatically after a few moments
  19. Wait for the installation to complete
  20. Select Launch
  21. An “Ubuntu” window appears and says “Installing, this may take a few minutes…”
  22. Wait for the installation to complete
  23. When prompted, enter your desired username at the “Enter new UNIX username” prompt
  24. When prompted, enter your desired password at the “Enter new UNIX password” prompt
  25. You should see “Installation successful” within the output
  26. You will now have a prompt that looks something like this

    username@machinename:~$

    You will be entering commands at the dollar sign prompt. The easiest way to do this is to use copy and paste. After you have copied a command from this document to your internal clipboard, you can paste it simply by right clicking after the dollar sign prompt within the Ubuntu shell. The copied text should automatically appear after the dollar sign when you right click (this includes multi-line commands).

  27. Update the Ubuntu system by entering the following at the dollar sign prompt

    sudo apt-get update -y

  28. Install jq by entering the following at the dollar sign prompt

    sudo apt-get install -y jq

  29. When prompted, enter your UNIX password
  30. Wait for the installation to complete
  31. Verify that jq is installed by checking its version

    jq --version

  32. Close the Ubuntu window
  33. Close the Microsoft Store window

Open the Ubuntu Windows Linux File System terminal

These directions refer to the Ubuntu Windows Linux File System, but you can also use other Unix-like applications to do the same steps. When you are instructed to “Open a terminal” in the Use cUrl instructions, you will do the following steps:

NOTE: Make sure that you are comfortable with these steps before proceeding to the cUrl tutorial

  1. Select the “Type here to search” text box near the bottom left on your Windows desktop
  2. Type the following in the “Type here to search” text box

    ubuntu

  3. Select Ubuntu from the leftmost panel and an “Ubuntu” window will appears

    Note the following:

    • You will be entering commands at the dollar sign prompt
    • The easiest way to do this is to use copy and paste
    • After you have copied a command from this document to your internal clipboard, you can paste it simply by right clicking after the dollar sign prompt within the Ubuntu shell
    • The copied text should automatically appear after the dollar sign when you right click (this includes multi-line commands)

You are now ready to use the AB2D API. Jump to the cUrl tutorial.