[Haskell-cafe] Cabal install on Windows 7

Peter Verswyvelen bugfact at gmail.com
Thu Sep 10 05:25:23 EDT 2009

Interestingly,  a sudo for Windows does seem to exist. It's called the
"runas" command. At first sight it existed already since Windows XP

Also on Sourceforge an open source sudo command for Windows is hosted:

On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 11:21 AM, Peter Verswyvelen <bugfact at gmail.com> wrote:
> Actually, this UAC was already present in Vista no?
> On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 4:18 AM, Jeff Wheeler <jeff at nokrev.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 2:19 PM, Sebastian
>> Sylvan<sebastian.sylvan at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I think it's morally right to run as user by default. Yes, the windows
>>> culture has some legacy that may, on occasion, make it slightly harder to
>>> use "well behaved" programs, but it's fairly minor these days.
>> I strongly agree. Presently, on Windows 7, I have to right-click and
>> "Run As Administrator" and then approve the process via UAC to get
>> anything done under the default --global setting, in much the same way
>> I would have to launch a root terminal and provide my password within
>> GNOME (a la gksu) or other *nix environments (Windows doesn't have
>> anything like sudo, as far as I know).
>> Since it works essentially the same as *nix does, as of Windows 7, I
>> see no reason for a different default.
>> Jeff Wheeler
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