how to determine if a shell is running as Administrator?

Andrew Schulman
Thu Feb 5 14:40:00 GMT 2015

> Andrew Schulman wrote:
> > What's a reliable and efficient way to determine programmatically if the shell> that's running has elevated privileges?
> > Or if you prefer, how can I tell if the shell was started with "Run as
> > administrator"?
> If you search the  mailing list archive for "Change PS1 when running as administrator" there are several suggested ways.

Thanks.  Consensus there is to look for group ID 544, although as the other
thread here shows, group 0 or 114 can also show it.


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