Microsoft: Introducing Sudo for Windows (
from to on 11 Feb 2024 04:10

Shipped in Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26052. claims it has a big security problem that makes the program accept calls to elevate from anywhere once first run


  1. The security problem has been internally fixed and will be available in the next release
  2. It's not just an alias for 'runas'. It seems to be able to configurably block user input for sudo'd commands, retain the existing environment, ditch it and open a new window, and remember that you've sudo'd in the last minute or so.
  3. It brings up UAC instead of having you input the password

#sudo #tech #technology #windows

threaded - newest on 11 Feb 2024 04:28 next collapse

sudo stop redirect capturing my back button on 11 Feb 2024 05:17 collapse

I fucking LOATHE their same page redirect every time I mistakenly click on a MS answers page on 11 Feb 2024 05:20 next collapse

It’s even worse because if you’ve found your way to MS answers you’re clearly desperate because nothing came up on a real site. So you’re already in a bad mood and then - BLAM - redirect! on 11 Feb 2024 14:26 collapse

And then the answer is posted twice in a row from the the same expert and reads: “thank you for contacting Microsoft Answers. We are closing this thread as it’s reached the maximum age of -21479632”. on 11 Feb 2024 15:22 collapse

I hate how every recommended answer is some copy paste guide on how to reset the PC. If that is your go to fix for everything you’re a garbage technician. on 11 Feb 2024 09:11 next collapse

Thankfully you can right click the “back” button and it’ll give you a list of couple of last sites and you can just so it from there. It is still annoying though. on 11 Feb 2024 15:18 collapse

I’ve added ms answers to my ublock filter. The site is worthless. on 11 Feb 2024 04:49 next collapse

sudo rm -r -f windows on 11 Feb 2024 06:35 next collapse

sudo rm -fr -fr windows on 11 Feb 2024 09:10 next collapse

remove for real, for real on 11 Feb 2024 13:05 collapse

Wouldn’t work on powershell in which the options parser works very differently on 11 Feb 2024 13:04 collapse

In powershell you’d have to do -fo because there’s —filter on 11 Feb 2024 05:16 next collapse

Welcome to 1980, Microsoft (or 1993 if you’re feeling really generous). on 11 Feb 2024 05:28 next collapse

Did they ask for permission first? :p on 11 Feb 2024 12:59 collapse

sudo winget install sudo on 11 Feb 2024 05:48 next collapse

This incident will be reported. on 11 Feb 2024 06:40 collapse

To our advertisers on 12 Feb 2024 08:21 collapse

“Would you like to buy some sudocrem?” on 11 Feb 2024 07:30 next collapse

oh thank goodness! I have been waiting so long for this on 11 Feb 2024 08:21 collapse

Why wait? Linux has had sudo for over 25 years on 11 Feb 2024 08:51 next collapse

And sudo itself has existed for over 40 years on 12 Feb 2024 00:40 collapse

sometimes I work on windows. I miss sudo when I do 🤷‍♂️ on 11 Feb 2024 07:48 next collapse

Sudo already exists, is it okay to just name a different program by the same name?

Guess which one Bing search will try harder to return. on 11 Feb 2024 08:57 next collapse

I hate searching for sway config stuff using DDG (which returns Bing results).

Chances are never zero that that there is an outdated MS product with the same name of what you’re searching. on 11 Feb 2024 09:43 next collapse

I feel this, I type swaywm instead now on 11 Feb 2024 14:10 collapse

Hold up. DDG returns Bing results? TIL. Is that true? How do we know? Do they state this, themselves? on 11 Feb 2024 14:16 collapse

Most of our search result pages feature one or more Instant Answers. To deliver Instant Answers on specific topics, DuckDuckGo leverages many sources, including specialized sources like Sportradar and crowd-sourced sites like Wikipedia. We also maintain our own crawler (DuckDuckBot) and many indexes to support our results. Of course, we have more traditional links and images in our search results too, which we largely source from Bing. Our focus is synthesizing all these sources to create a superior search experience. on 13 Feb 2024 17:49 collapse

Wow okay. It’s not their only source, which I came to believe. That’s good, then. Thank you for the link and quote! on 11 Feb 2024 16:47 collapse

They are already doing it for other commands. Eg curl. on 11 Feb 2024 07:52 next collapse

Soooo revolutionary and unique like Phone Link on 11 Feb 2024 08:22 next collapse

Install Linux already, get it over with. Windows has been and still is a sad joke, why pay for that crap? on 11 Feb 2024 08:41 next collapse

People pay for windows? on 11 Feb 2024 08:56 next collapse

A product key, which allows you to use Windows to its fullest, costs money to Microsoft. on 11 Feb 2024 09:45 next collapse

That’s a myth that people need to stop spreading.

Microsoft is a business. Microsoft is also not stupid. If it cost them more to provide a product than it makes them, they wouldn’t provide it. They’re is a huge amount of examples of them doing this. They don’t provide it because they’re nicer guys.

Microsoft uses Windows, and all of it’s products, as a vehicle for Azure and advertisers. Everything they do feeds into that one way or another.

Microsoft stopped being a software company some time ago. on 11 Feb 2024 10:05 collapse

Sorry, I meant it costs money, which goes to Microsoft. It was poorly worded. on 11 Feb 2024 10:39 collapse

That makes sense. 👍 on 11 Feb 2024 13:01 collapse

Most people here pirate it or get the price bundled with their manufacturer. It’s surprisingly easy on 11 Feb 2024 10:11 collapse

You can get a legit Windows 11 key for like 5 bucks, no reason not to install it honestly. Even if only for dual booting, it can save you a lot of headaches. on 11 Feb 2024 11:27 collapse

Psst… on 11 Feb 2024 12:04 next collapse

Sure, tell my corporate overlords to do that, on thousands of computers across the globe.

At home i can do what I want, at work I have to bow down. on 11 Feb 2024 14:00 collapse

Because business uses Windows services, which are, by far, the most common. And when collaborating and sharing files is essential this is a major deal breaker. I love *nix but it just wouldn’t work as well in the business world until there are wide spread services that replicate or do better than what Microsoft does with enterprise support and pricing in mind. on 11 Feb 2024 08:49 next collapse

and i’m thinking about switching to doas. on 11 Feb 2024 09:42 next collapse

Its much lighter, sudo goes outside of its intended purpose on 11 Feb 2024 10:06 next collapse

Would love to use a smaller, single-user multi-account, version of sudo. If (on Debian based) doas can remember I entered the password a command ago in the same bash terminal, and had more adoption/eyes on it, then I’d use it. on 11 Feb 2024 20:37 collapse

Honest question: what am I missing out on with sudo? on 11 Feb 2024 09:56 next collapse

Tell me it has a better configuration format than sudo.

(I’ve ditched sudo for OpenBSD ‘doas’ across the board ever since it made its way into debian’s repos) on 11 Feb 2024 14:11 next collapse

Also switched to doas on Arch. Works great.

I wonder if “please” is nice too, but it’s such a long word to type. on 11 Feb 2024 16:02 collapse

pls on 12 Feb 2024 02:56 collapse

better configuration format

Well, there's only three choices to choose from and set through a command, soooo... on 11 Feb 2024 12:39 next collapse

Ok, so yea just a “better” version of runas. I can see it being a bit easier when you just need to do the one thing as admin, but overall just opening an admin windows is still going to be the best way.

I really think the security issues makes it not worth enabling. on 11 Feb 2024 16:55 collapse

Yep. It’s basically an alias for:

runas /user:administrator

If you want to open a new command line window with admin privs you can always do:

runas /user: administrator CMD.exe

Which is of course on Linux this would kinda be like running:

sudo su on 11 Feb 2024 17:01 collapse

It's not just an alias. It seems to be able to configurably block user input for sudo'd commands, retain the existing environment, ditch it and open a new window, and remember that you've sudo'd in the last minute or so. on 11 Feb 2024 17:14 collapse

Nice. on 11 Feb 2024 15:35 next collapse

Finally! The day I’ve been waiting for so long. Goodbye Linux, hello Windows!

- nobody ever on 11 Feb 2024 18:39 collapse

In your mind, do you really think that is the intention here? Seems more like a convenience for people who use both Linux and Windows.

I have to use both so I welcome it. on 12 Feb 2024 02:53 collapse

Seriously. My home PC runs Linux primarily, but I sysadmin both Windows and Linux at work and this will be very convenient. Forgetting to run PowerShell as admin is always frustrating, especially when I have the commands and variables already established. on 11 Feb 2024 20:04 next collapse

What is sudo? on 12 Feb 2024 05:59 collapse

“Substitute user do”, most commonly used on Linux to run your command as superuser (think admin mode on Windows) on 12 Feb 2024 06:25 next collapse

Ah, I understand, thanks on 12 Feb 2024 08:47 collapse

That still sounds so weird, as opposed to the old “super user do”. on 12 Feb 2024 06:10 collapse

looks like shit thanks