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Get GitHub CLI in WSL2

sisodiya2421 profile image Abhishek Sisodiya ・1 min read

Get the new GitHub CLI now in your wsl2 dev environment.

gh helps you work with issues, pull requests, releases and more. It brings GitHub to your terminal.

Installation

For people using Debian based WSL2 use these commands to install gh

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-key C99B11DEB97541F0
sudo apt-add-repository https://cli.github.com/packages
sudo apt update
sudo apt install gh
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For people using wsl based on OpenSUSE, Fedora etc and for manual installation you may look into this Linux Installation docs

Authenticating

After installation of the CLI, you will need to authenticate your GitHub account. For authentication, you will have to follow few steps

gh auth login
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You will have two options to authenticate, either use browser method or use authentication Token. I will suggest using Browser method as its quick and easy.

Next, you will be asked to choose git protocol, choose https or ssh as per your own convenience.

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Voila!! You are all done with the setup!!

For more commands follow this manual

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