WslDomain

Since: nightly builds only

The WslDomain struct specifies information about an individual WslDomain, which is used to tell wezterm how to interact with one of your locally installed WSL distributions.

By mapping a distribution to a multiplexing domain, wezterm is better able to support creating new tabs and panes with the same working directory as an existing tab/pane running in that same domain.

By default, wezterm creates a list of WslDomain objects based on parsing the output from wsl -l -v and assigns that as the value of the wsl_domains configuration option.

A WslDomain is a lua object with the following fields:

{
  -- The name of this specific domain.  Must be unique amonst all types
  -- of domain in the configuration file.
  name = "WSL:Ubuntu-18.04",

  -- The name of the distribution.  This identifies the WSL distribution.
  -- It must match a valid distribution from your `wsl -l -v` output in
  -- order for the domain to be useful.
  distribution = "Ubuntu-18.04",


  -- The username to use when spawning commands in the distribution.
  -- If omitted, the default user for that distribution will be used.

  -- username = "hunter",


  -- The current working directory to use when spawning commands, if
  -- the SpawnCommand doesn't otherwise specify the directory.

  -- default_cwd = "/tmp"


  -- The default command to run, if the SpawnCommand doesn't otherwise
  -- override it.  Note that you may prefer to use `chsh` to set the
  -- default shell for your user inside WSL to avoid needing to
  -- specify it here

  -- default_prog = {"fish"}
}