I have Windows 10 Professional x64 with WSL2 installed. I've also installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS from Microsoft Store.
I can type
ubuntu2004 in the CMD and get access to Linux utils installed under Ubuntu. For example, I've installed the
poppler-utils and now have
C:\ is already mounted in the Ubuntu filesystem as
/mnt/c and I have full access to it from my Ubuntu:
Suppose I have copied (under Windows) two PDF files into this directory, say
And I wish to combine them using
pdfunite from Ubuntu, but I want to perform this programmatically from Mathematica, without using the terminal interface. Under the terminal, it would be sufficient just to type:
pdfunite 1.pdf 2.pdf combined.pdf
But how can I do this from Mathematica using perhaps such commands as
pdfunite is just an example. Actually I wish to understand how I can use any Ubuntu command-line utility from Mathematica installed on Windows.