Microsoft formally announces sudo for Windows

After earlier sightings, Microsoft has now formally announced sudo for Windows.

We’re excited to announce the release of Sudo for Windows in Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26052! Sudo for Windows is a new way for users to run elevated commands directly from an unelevated console session. It is an ergonomic and familiar solution for users who want to elevate a command without having to first open a new elevated console.

We are also excited to announce that we are open-sourcing this project here on GitHub! We’re working hard to add more information about the project in the GitHub repo and will be sharing more details about our plans in the coming months! If you’re looking for additional functionality that Sudo for Windows does not provide, check out Gerardo Grignoli’s gsudo which has a number of additional features and configuration options.

↫ Jordi Adoumie on the official Windows blog

In response to sudo coming to Windows, Theo de Raadt announced that Word is coming to OpenBSD.


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