sudo is the Linux system administrator's most used tool, I guess. It basically allows you to run any command as
root (Administrator) so that you save tons of time and avoid tons of security issues.
The syntax of
sudo is very simple:
sudo command arguments
As a long-time Linux and Windows user, I always missed
sudo on Windows. One day I decided to search for a
sudo command on Windows and found a few candidates. Only one worked as I wanted it to:
Once you have downloaded the
elevate-1.3.0-redist.7z archive and extracted the proper
elevate.exe command from the appropriate
bin.x86-* folder in the archive, you can define a DOSKEY alias as follows:
doskey sudo=elevate.exe -w $*
Once you've added
elevate.exe to your
PATH and loaded the alias, you can issue an administrator command like this (from a non-elevated console window):
sudo net share Music=E:\Music
The Windows elevation prompt then pops up, on your desktop, and you can confirm the operation. On Linux, this works quite a bit more fluent, but, alas, Windows is Windows and was never meant for serious use.
Final Note: I tried all the variants of
elevate that I could find out there (three variants), but only the one listed above seems to do things correctly. Also, it doesn't spawn a quickly-flashing-away console windows, like the others do.