Running Unix services at startup on Windows with WSL

Example: Running cron jobs on Windows with WSL

Follow the above directions substituting "cron" for "my-service." Then add cron jobs by running crontab -e as usual.

Example: Fixing GNU/Screen errors in Windows Subsystem for Linux

If you try running "screen" in WSL you get the following error by default:

$ screen -ls
Cannot make directory '/var/run/screen': Permission denied
$

To fix the error follow the above directions to run "sudo /etc/init.d/screen-cleanup start" at system startup


Written by Adrian Stoll on 18 Oct 2020