I find it upsetting that so many Windows developers launch their Command Prompt as
Administrator out of habit, because so much Windows software falls over if you
don't have admin rights. And yet there's no decent analogue to Unix's
So I'm writing one. In Python. It's very rough around the edges at the moment, however.
- Python 3.3
This will pop up a Windows UAC prompt, and proceed to launch
cmd with elevated priviledges.
Unlike the built-in
runas.exe tool, you'll get
cmd's standard output in the current
console window, instead of launching an extra cmd.exe window.