Question about UAC and bash/cygwin
Thu Aug 16 21:31:00 GMT 2012
On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 Christian Franke wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> On Aug 16 07:06, Lord Laraby wrote:
>> What is it good for to have uid 0? You want to know if you have admin
>> rights, so why don't you simply check for the admin group in the
>> supplementary group list?
>> Here's what I do in my tcsh ~/.cshrc profile to set the prompt:
>> id -G | egrep -q '\<544\>' && set prompt = '# || set prompt = '\$ '
> I use this simple check which does not depend on /etc/group contents:
> test -r /proc/registry/HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SECURITY && PS1='# ' || PS1='$ '
> Relies on the fact that Cygwin (unlike most non-Cygwin programs) enables
> SeBackupPrivilege if available.
> See also: http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2012-02/msg00806.html
I'll give that a go as a start. But, I would still like to see by
Cygwin uid shown as 0 when I am elevated. Because it's the same as the
windows equivalent of su.
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