Unix like sudo command on Windows

Common question: ‘Is there any ‘sudo’ command for Windows?’

An answer is here.

csudo in ConEmu

ConEmu package contains (started from build 121028) batch file %ConEmuBaseDir%\csudo.cmd. When checkbox ‘Add %ConEmuBaseDir% to %PATH%’ is checked (‘ComSpec’ settings page), you may just type csudo in non-elevated prompt in your shell.

Note You may also define an alias sudo for csudo.cmd if you prefer simple sudo notation. Just go to the Environment settings page.

Note Don’t change file contents to avoid your changes loss when new update of ConEmu arrives, set up options as described below instead.

Note Elevated command will starts in new elevated ConEmu tab or pane.

Usage example

csudo dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFX3 /All /Source:D:\sources\sxs /LimitAccess


Let type in command prompt ‘csudo diskpart’

Running csudo command

Get UAC confirmation on Vista or later

csudo UAC confirmation

Here we are, diskpart started elevated in a split

Running csudo command

Script and options

As you can see, batch contains two parameters, which you may redefine: ConEmuSudoSplit and ConEmuSudoConfirm.

You may adjust them on the Environment settings page.

Variable Value Description
ConEmuSudoSplit VERT Create new console in the split below current one
  HORZ Create new console in the split rightward
  NO Create new console in the new tab
ConEmuSudoConfirm YES When started command terminates ConEmu will show ‘Press Enter or Esc to close console…’ confirmation in started console
  NO When started command terminates started console is closed automatically

For example, if you want to start elevated command in new tab rather than in split just add the following line to your Environment:

set ConEmuSudoSplit=NO

Alias for cmd.exe

You may also setup an alias for cmd.exe and Far Manager prompt. Please read -new_console options for details.

alias sudo=ConEmuC.exe -c $* -new_console:ac

csudo.cmd script


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