Setting up Windows

Installing WSL

  • Install Windows Subsystem for Linux and the VcXsrv X11 server.
  • Install the following programs
    • gnuplot - a plotting program
    • ImageMagick - a software suite to create, edit, compose, or convert bitmap images

Open a WSL terminal and run:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install gnuplot imagemagick

Installing common GUI tools

Setting up ssh-agent

  • Generate a key pair following the first bullet point under SSH-Agent , then skip to the last bullet point, and install weasel-pageant.
  • Open a WSL terminal and follow “On Ubuntu or Debian” in GPG-Agent.
  • Install the Windows version of GPG-agent following “On Windows”.
  • Add the lines under “Useful common settings”.

Setting up .ssh/config

Follow the steps in Customizing .ssh/config and set up Sharing sessions over a single connection and Host alias. Leave Multi-hop for later when you need it but do keep in mind of this option.

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