how to determine if a shell is running as Administrator?

Achim Gratz Stromeko@nexgo.de
Thu Feb 5 14:28:00 GMT 2015


J. David Boyd writes:
> This doesn't seem to tell me if my shell has been started with 'Run As
> Administrator', it just tells me if my user is contained in the Administrator
> group.

No, you're not in that group unless you have actual administrator
privileges.

> I can start a cygwin shell, and start a cygwin shell with run as admin, and I
> get the same results from the above command.

Then you have UAC switched off or the place you're starting the cygwin
shell from already is elevated.


Regards,
Achim.
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