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Downloads:

14,211

Downloads of v 1.0.3:

9,774

Last Update:

17 Aug 2020

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Andrew Nosenko

Tags:

sudo runas run shell command line powershell cmd admin administrator

wsudo

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1.0.3 | Updated: 17 Aug 2020

Downloads:

14,211

Downloads of v 1.0.3:

9,774

Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Andrew Nosenko

wsudo 1.0.3

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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

>

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

>

To uninstall wsudo, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

Deployment Method:

NOTE

This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)


2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade wsudo -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:


choco upgrade wsudo -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0
}

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install wsudo
  win_chocolatey:
    name: wsudo
    version: '1.0.3'
    source: INTERNAL REPO URL
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.


chocolatey_package 'wsudo' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '1.0.3'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


cChocoPackageInstaller wsudo
{
    Name     = "wsudo"
    Version  = "1.0.3"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { 'wsudo':
  ensure   => '1.0.3',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 11 Jun 2024.

Description

Purpose

wsudo is a Linux sudo-like tool for Windows to invoke a program with elevated rights (as Administrator) from a non-admin shell command prompt.
This implementation doesn't depend on the legacy Windows Script Host (CScript). Instead, it uses a helper PowerShell 5.1 script that invokes "Start-Process -Wait -Verb runAs ..." cmdlet. Your system most likely already has PowerShell 5.x installed, otherwise you'll be offered to install it as a dependency.

Usage

wsudo runs a program or an inline command with elevated rights in the current directory. Examples:

wsudo .\myAdminScript.bat
wsudox "del C:\Windows\Temp*.* && pause"
wasudo cup all -y
wasudox start notepad C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts
wasudog wt.exe -d %cd%

For more details, visit the GitHub repro.


bin\wasudo.cmd
@echo off
setlocal
set wsudo_commandLine=%*
set wsudo_curDir=%CD%
start /min powershell.exe -NonInteractive -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -NoProfile -NoLogo -File "%~dp0.\wsudoexec.ps1" -detach -permanent -title %~n0 -action prepare
exit /b %ERRORLEVEL%
bin\wasudog.cmd
@echo off
setlocal
set wsudo_commandLine=%*
set wsudo_curDir=%CD%
start /min powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -NoProfile -NoLogo -File "%~dp0.\wsudoexec.ps1" -detach -useStart -title %~n0 -action prepare
exit /b %ERRORLEVEL%
bin\wasudox.cmd
@echo off
setlocal
set wsudo_commandLine=%*
set wsudo_curDir=%CD%
start /min powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -NoProfile -NoLogo -File "%~dp0.\wsudoexec.ps1" -detach -title %~n0 -action prepare
exit /b %ERRORLEVEL%
bin\wsudo.cmd
@echo off
setlocal
set wsudo_commandLine=%*
set wsudo_curDir=%CD%
powershell.exe -NonInteractive -NonInteractive -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -NoProfile -NoLogo -File "%~dp0.\wsudoexec.ps1" -permanent -title %~n0 -action prepare
exit /b %ERRORLEVEL%
bin\wsudoexec.ps1
#Requires -Version 5.1

param(
  [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)] [ValidateSet('prepare','run')] [string] $action,
  [string] $title,
  [string] $command,
  [switch] $permanent,
  [switch] $useStart,
  [switch] $detach)

Set-StrictMode -Version Latest
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

class Helpers {
  static [bool]IsElevated()
  {
      $currentPrincipal = New-Object Security.Principal.WindowsPrincipal( `
        [Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity]::GetCurrent())
      return $currentPrincipal.IsInRole([Security.Principal.WindowsBuiltInRole]::Administrator)        
  }
}

class CommandInfo {
  [string]$curDir
  [string]$comSpec
  [string]$commandLine
  [string]$title
  [bool]$permanent
  [bool]$detached
  [bool]$useStart
  [bool]$wasElevated
}

switch($action) {
  'prepare' { 
    # pack curDir, commandLine etc using JSON/base64 and re-launch itself as admin
    $commandInfo = [CommandInfo]::new()
    $commandInfo.comSpec = $env:ComSpec
    $commandInfo.commandLine = ([string]$env:wsudo_commandLine).Trim()
    $commandInfo.curDir = $env:wsudo_curDir
    $commandInfo.title = $title
    $commandInfo.permanent = $permanent
    $commandInfo.detached = $detach
    $commandInfo.useStart = $useStart
    $commandInfo.wasElevated = [Helpers]::IsElevated()

    $empty = [String]::IsNullOrWhiteSpace($commandInfo.commandLine)
  
    $commandInfoJson = ConvertTo-Json -Compress $commandInfo
    $commandInfoEncoded = [Convert]::ToBase64String([System.Text.Encoding]::UTF8.GetBytes($commandInfoJson))
    # get the powershell EXE name
    $powershell = [System.Diagnostics.Process]::GetCurrentProcess().MainModule.FileName
    $startProcessArgs = @{
      PassThru = $true
      FilePath = $powershell
      ArgumentList = @("-ExecutionPolicy Bypass -NoProfile -NoLogo -File $PSCommandPath", '-action run', "-command $commandInfoEncoded")
    }

    if (!$commandInfo.wasElevated) {
      $startProcessArgs.Verb = 'runAs'
      if ($useStart -and !$empty) {
        $startProcessArgs.WindowStyle = "Minimized"
      }
    }
    else {
      $startProcessArgs.NoNewWindow = !$detach;
    }

    try {
      $pi = Start-Process @startProcessArgs
    }
    catch {
      exit 1
    }

    if ($detach) {
      # don't wait for the child proces to finish
      if ($pi.HasExited) {
        exit $pi.ExitCode
      }
      else {
        exit 0
      }
    }
    else {
      if (!$commandInfo.wasElevated) {
        Write-Output "Elevated and waiting..."
      }
      $pi.WaitForExit()
      exit $pi.ExitCode
    }
    break
  }
  'run' {
    # unpack curDir, commandLine etc and run the command under CMD
    if (!$command) { 
      throw 'Must provide commandInfo.'
    }

    $commandInfoJson = [System.Text.Encoding]::UTF8.GetString([System.Convert]::FromBase64String($command));
    $commandInfo = [CommandInfo](ConvertFrom-Json $commandInfoJson)

    Set-Location $commandInfo.curDir
    $empty = [String]::IsNullOrWhiteSpace($commandInfo.commandLine)

    if ($commandInfo.wasElevated) 
    {
      if (!$commandInfo.detached) {
        if ($empty) {
          Write-Output "Already elevated and nothing to execute, exiting."
          exit 1
        }
        else {
          $commandInfo.permanent = $false
        }
      }
    }

    if ($commandInfo.title -and ($commandInfo.detached -or !$commandInfo.wasElevated)) { 
      $host.ui.RawUI.WindowTitle = $commandInfo.title
    }

    $comSpecOpts = '/C start '
    if (!$commandInfo.useStart) {
      $comSpecOpts = $(if ($commandInfo.permanent) { '/K ' } else { '/C ' })
    } 

    $startProcessArgs = @{
      PassThru = $true
      NoNewWindow = $true
      WorkingDirectory = $commandInfo.curDir
      FilePath = $commandInfo.comSpec
      ArgumentList = @($comSpecOpts + $commandInfo.commandLine)
    }

    $pi = Start-Process @startProcessArgs
    $pi.WaitForExit()
    exit $pi.ExitCode
  }
  default {
    throw 'Invalid action.'
  }
}
bin\wsudog.cmd
@echo off
setlocal
set wsudo_commandLine=%*
set wsudo_curDir=%CD%
powershell.exe -NonInteractive -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -NoProfile -NoLogo -File "%~dp0.\wsudoexec.ps1" -useStart -title %~n0 -action prepare
exit /b %ERRORLEVEL%
bin\wsudox.cmd
@echo off
setlocal
set wsudo_commandLine=%*
set wsudo_curDir=%CD%
powershell.exe -NonInteractive -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -NoProfile -NoLogo -File "%~dp0.\wsudoexec.ps1" -title %~n0 -action prepare
exit /b %ERRORLEVEL%
tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1
Install-BinFile -Name 'wsudo' -Path '..\lib\wsudo\bin\wsudo.cmd'
Install-BinFile -Name 'wsudox' -Path '..\lib\wsudo\bin\wsudox.cmd'
Install-BinFile -Name 'wsudog' -Path '..\lib\wsudo\bin\wsudog.cmd'
Install-BinFile -Name 'wasudo' -Path '..\lib\wsudo\bin\wasudo.cmd' -UseStart
Install-BinFile -Name 'wasudox' -Path '..\lib\wsudo\bin\wasudox.cmd' -UseStart
Install-BinFile -Name 'wasudog' -Path '..\lib\wsudo\bin\wasudog.cmd' -UseStart
tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1
Uninstall-BinFile 'wsudo' '..\lib\wsudo\bin\wsudo.cmd'
Uninstall-BinFile 'wsudox' '..\lib\wsudo\bin\wsudox.cmd'
Uninstall-BinFile 'wsudog' '..\lib\wsudo\bin\wsudog.cmd'
Uninstall-BinFile 'wasudo' '..\lib\wsudo\bin\wasudo.cmd'
Uninstall-BinFile 'wasudox' '..\lib\wsudo\bin\wasudox.cmd'
Uninstall-BinFile 'wasudog' '..\lib\wsudo\bin\wasudog.cmd'


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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
wsudo 1.0.2 3808 Monday, March 25, 2019 Approved
wsudo 1.0.1 330 Thursday, February 28, 2019 Approved
wsudo 1.0.0 299 Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Approved

1.0.0 (Feb 12, 2019) - Initial release
1.0.1 (Feb 26, 2019) - Added wasudo/wasudox
1.0.2 (Mar 25, 2019) - Added -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -NoProfile -NoLogo PS options
1.0.3 (Aug 14, 2020) - Check if already elevated, addded wsudog/wasudog


This package has no dependencies.

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