Run sudo in Windows

It is really frustrating when you need UAC to run one command. You are doing you stuff and you have to launch a new console (cmd or PowerShell) run one command, close it (or not) and start working again.
In Linux you have one magic word: sudo and you do not have to think about it. Of course we can disable UAC, but it is not recommended :)

But on Friday at least I found a magic sudo command for windows. Simple, plain PowerShell script, just to put in $PROFILE in PowerShell

function sudo  
    $file, [string]$arguments = $args;
    $psi = new-object System.Diagnostics.ProcessStartInfo $file;
    $psi.Arguments = $arguments;
    $psi.Verb = "runas";
    $psi.WorkingDirectory = get-location;

Now we can run everything in PowerShell with sudo command arg1 arg2 argX. Hurray :)


The above works only with programs and have a problem with PowerShell commands. The simple workaround is to use sudo !! (run last command as sudo). I describe this in the sudo !! - run last command in elevated PowerShell prompt