Sudo for Windows gives you a minimal sudo that works in cmd.exe and PowerShell.

Cheat Sheet

Sudo for Windows isn't real sudo, but it's close enough for certain tasks - like installing WSL (the Windows Subsystem for Linux), without opening a GUI to Alt-Click "Run as Administrator".

Example: Enabling WSL

sudo.cmd dism.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux /all /norestart

Raw PowerShell

sudo.cmd is simply an alias of a powershell elevation command:

@echo off
powershell -Command "Start-Process cmd -Verb RunAs -ArgumentList '/c cd /d %CD% && %*'"
@echo on

Note: replace /c with /k if you'd like the window to stay open rather than closing automatically.



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