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It's sudo, for Windows
Sudo for Windows
Welcome to the repository for Sudo for Windows 🥪. Sudo for Windows allows users to run elevated commands directly from unelevated terminal windows.
Sudo is available for Windows 11 builds 26045 and later. If you're on an Insiders build with sudo, you can enable it in the Windows Settings app, on the "Developer Features" page.
Here you can report issues and file feature requests. We're in the process of open-sourcing the code, so stay tuned for more updates.
sudo on Unix/Linux
Obviously, everything about permissions and the command line experience is
different between Windows and Linux. This project is not a fork of the Unix/Linux
sudo project, nor is it a port of that
sudo project. Instead, Sudo for
Windows is a Windows-specific implementation of the
As the two are entirely different applications, you'll find that certain
elements of the traditional
sudo experience are not present in Sudo for Windows, and
vice versa. Scripts and documentation that are written for
sudo may not
be able to be used directly with Sudo for Windows without some modification.
We're still working on open-sourcing Sudo for Windows. Stay tuned for more updates.
In the meantime, you can contribute to the
sudo.ps1 script. This script is
meant to be a helper wrapper around
sudo.exe that provides a more
user-friendly experience for using sudo from PowerShell. This script is located
Communicating with the Team
The easiest way to communicate with the team is via GitHub issues.
Please file new issues, feature requests and suggestions, but DO search for similar open/closed preexisting issues before creating a new issue.
If you would like to ask a question that you feel doesn't warrant an issue (yet), try a discussion thread. Those are especially helpful for question & answer threads. Otherwise, you can reach out to us via your social media platform of choice:
- Mike Griese, Senior Developer: @[email protected]
- Jordi Adoumie, Product Manager: @joadoumie
- Dustin Howett, Engineering Lead: @[email protected]
- Clint Rutkas, Lead Product Manager: @crutkas