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Sudo

1.1.0

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 5/27/2018.

Used from a command line as e.g. "sudo cmd" or "sudo notepad" to elevate directly from the shell, can preserve current directory using e.g "sudo . cmd"

To install Sudo, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install sudo

To upgrade Sudo, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade sudo

Files

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  • bin\sudo.cmd Show
    @echo off
    
    :: Pass execution context information through environment variables.
    set SUDO_CMDLINE=%*
    set SUDO_ARG1=%1
    set SUDO_ARG2=%2
    set SUDO_CD=%CD%
    set SUDO_DRIVE=%CD:~0,2%
    
    :: %~dpn0 is refering to this files name and %* sends along the full commandline  
    cscript //nologo "%~dpn0.vbs" %*
  • bin\sudo.vbs Show
    ' //***************************************************************************
    ' // ***** Script Header *****
    ' //
    ' // File:      Sudo.vbs
    ' // Additional files required:  Sudo.cmd
    ' //
    ' // Purpose:   To provide a command line method of launching applications that
    ' //            prompt for elevation (Run as Administrator).
    ' //
    ' // Usage:     (Not used directly.  Launched from Sudo.cmd)
    ' //
    ' // Version:   1.1.0
    ' // Date :     20/04/2018
    ' //
    ' // History:
    ' // 1.0.0   01-Feb-2007  Created initial version used internally.
    ' // 1.0.1   01-Mar-2007  Added detailed usage output.
    ' // 1.0.0	 23-Oct-2013  Released on chocolatey
    ' // 1.0.1   08-Sep-2014  chocolatey framework changes required new version
    ' // 1.0.2   12-Jun-2015  chocolatey framework changes required new version
    ' // 1.1.0   20-Apr-2018  Added the option of keeping current directory 
    ' //                      context by using the inserted . or _ as first command argument 
    ' //                      when used a context cmd shell window is opened for setting 
    ' //                      current directory context using _ hides this window 
    ' //
    ' // ***** End Header *****
    ' //***************************************************************************
    
    Set objShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application")
    Set objWshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    Set objWshProcessEnv = objWshShell.Environment("PROCESS")
    
    ' Get execution context information from sudo.cmd passed in through environment variables.
    strCommandLine = objWshProcessEnv("SUDO_CMDLINE")
    strApplicationArgument1 = objWshProcessEnv("SUDO_ARG1")
    strApplicationArgument2 = objWshProcessEnv("SUDO_ARG2")
    strCurrentDirectory = objWshProcessEnv("SUDO_CD")
    strCurrentDrive = objWshProcessEnv("SUDO_DRIVE")
    
    If (WScript.Arguments.Count >= 1) Then
        strFlag = WScript.Arguments(0)
        If (strFlag = "") OR (strFlag="help") OR (strFlag="/h") OR (strFlag="\h") OR (strFlag="-h") _
            OR (strFlag = "\?") OR (strFlag = "/?") OR (strFlag = "-?") OR (strFlag="h") _
            OR (strFlag = "?") Then
            DisplayUsage
    		WScript.Quit
        Else
    
            boolKeepCurrentDirectoryContext = ((strApplicationArgument1 = ".") OR (strApplicationArgument1 = "_"))
            boolHideCurrentDirectoryContextCommandWindow = (strApplicationArgument1 = "_")
    
            If (boolKeepCurrentDirectoryContext = True) Then
                
                If (Len(strApplicationArgument2) > 0) Then  
                    strApplication = strApplicationArgument2
                    strArguments = Right(strCommandLine, (Len(strCommandLine) - (Len(strApplicationArgument1) + Len(strApplicationArgument2) + 1)))
                Else
                    strApplication = "cmd"
                    strArguments = ""
                End If
    
                'Shell.ShellExecute method https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/gg537745(v=vs.85).aspx
    
                If (boolHideCurrentDirectoryContextCommandWindow) Then            
                    vShow = 0 'Open the application with a hidden window
                    'vShow = 2 'Open the application with a minimized window
                    'vShow = 7 'Open the application with a minimized window. The active window remains active.
                Else
                    'vShow = 1  'Open the application with a normal window. If the window is minimized or maximized, the system restores it to its original size and position.
                    vShow = 10 'Open the application with its window in the default state specified by the application.
                End If
    
                'WScript.Echo "objShell.ShellExecute ""cmd"",""/C """ & strCurrentDrive & " && cd " & strCurrentDirectory & " && " & strApplication & " " & strArguments & """, """ & strCurrentDirectory & """, ""runas"", " & vShow
                objShell.ShellExecute "cmd","/C """ & strCurrentDrive & " && cd " & strCurrentDirectory & " && " & strApplication & " " & strArguments & """", strCurrentDirectory, "runas", vShow
    
            Else
                strApplication = strApplicationArgument1
                strArguments = Right(strCommandLine, (Len(strCommandLine) - Len(strApplication)))
            
                'WScript.Echo "objShell.ShellExecute """ & strApplication & """, """ & strArguments & """, """ & strCurrentDirectory & """, ""runas"" "
                objShell.ShellExecute strApplication, strArguments, strCurrentDirectory, "runas"
    
                'Note that strCurrentDirectory is not respected when runas is used, why the piped commands on a command shell is in use above 
    
            End if
             
        End If
    Else
        DisplayUsage
        WScript.Quit
    End If
    
    
    Sub DisplayUsage
    
        WScript.Echo "Start application that prompt for elevation (Run as Administrator)." & vbCrLf & _
                     "" & vbCrLf & _
                    "SUDO command" & vbCrLf & _
    				"" & vbCrLf & _
    				"    elevate command" & vbCrLf & _
    				"" & vbCrLf & _
    				"SUDO . command" & vbCrLf & _
    				"" & vbCrLf & _
    				"    elevate and preserve current directory" & vbCrLf & _
    				"" & vbCrLf & _
    				"SUDO _ command" & vbCrLf & _
    				"" & vbCrLf & _
    				"    elevate and preserve current directory but hide context window used to set context" & vbCrLf & _
    				"" & vbCrLf & _
    				"SUDO notepad %cd%\hosts" & vbCrLf & _
    				"" & vbCrLf & _
    				"    Note also the option of getting the current directory using %CD%\ where you would have used .\" & vbCrLf & _
    				 "" & vbCrLf & _
                     "" & vbCrLf & _
                     "Examples:" & vbCrLf & _
                     "" & vbCrLf & _
                     "    sudo cmd /k cd ""C:\Program Files""" & vbCrLf & _
                     "    or       sudo . cmd" & vbCrLf & _
                     "    or       sudo . " & vbCrLf & _
                     "" & vbCrLf & _
                     "    sudo powershell -NoExit -Command Set-Location 'C:\Windows'" & vbCrLf & _
                     "    or       sudo . powershell" & vbCrLf & _
                     "" & vbCrLf & _
                     "    sudo notepad ""c:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts""" & vbCrLf & _
                     "    or       sudo _ notepad hosts" & vbCrLf & _
                     "    or       sudo notepad %cd%\hosts" & vbCrLf & _
                     "" & vbCrLf & _
                     "" & vbCrLf & _
                     "Note that keeping current directory requires an elevated cmd shell " & vbCrLf & _
                     "that sets directory context before executing your command. " & vbCrLf & _ 
                     "" & vbCrLf & _
                     "You can also keep context by working with %CD%\ on file locations." & vbCrLf & _
                     "" & vbCrLf & _
                     "Usage with scripts: When using the sudo command with scripts such as" & vbCrLf & _
                     "Windows Script Host or Windows PowerShell scripts, you should specify" & vbCrLf & _
                     "the script host executable (i.e., wscript, cscript, powershell) as the " & vbCrLf & _
                     "application." & vbCrLf & _
                     "" & vbCrLf & _
                     "Sample usage with scripts:" & vbCrLf & _
                     "" & vbCrLf & _
                     "    sudo cscript ""C:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs"" " & vbCrLf & _
                     "    sudo powershell -NoExit -Command & 'C:\Temp\Test.ps1'" & vbCrLf & _
                     "" & vbCrLf & _
                     "" & vbCrLf & _
                     "The sudo command consists of sudo.cmd and sudo.vbs" & vbCrLf
    
    End Sub
  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    Remove-BinFile 'Sudo' '..\lib\Sudo.1.0\bin\sudo.cmd'
    Remove-BinFile 'Sudo' '..\lib\Sudo.1.0\bin\sudo.vbs'
    Remove-BinFile 'Sudo' '..\lib\Sudo.1.0.1\bin\sudo.cmd'
    Remove-BinFile 'Sudo' '..\lib\Sudo.1.0.1\bin\sudo.vbs'
    Generate-BinFile 'Sudo' '..\lib\Sudo\bin\sudo.cmd'
    

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Jan Hebnes

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Release Notes

(Version 1.1) Introduces option for preserving current directory. e.g. "sudo . cmd" or just "sudo ."

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Sudo 1.0.2 12223 Friday, June 12, 2015 approved
Sudo 1.0.1 3915 Monday, September 8, 2014 approved
Sudo 1.0 1512 Wednesday, October 23, 2013 approved

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