The other day, I saw a post that Greg Duncan shared about opening CMD and PowerShell from the directory you're in.
Now although there is no rocket science behind this, I never thought of ever trying it, now that I have tried it, I can't use it.
The Problem is…
You see the problem is every time I need a CMD or PowerShell window, it generally needs to be running in admin mode (anyone who knows how, let me know ).
The Resolution is…
Now being a week since seeing the post, I really feel that I should be using this gem, so I decided to write code to make it possible for me. I won't go into too much detail because the code is on GitHub (http://go.beeming.net/2hocTo8). Basically, all you do is:
- Copy the admin.exe from the compiled folder on GitHub (or pull down the code and compile yourself) into your windows folder, which is location in C:\Windows by default.
- Click in the address bar in Windows explorer.
- Type any command:
- Press enter and see it launch that app as Administrator with the working directory set correctly:
Hope this little utility will fill this little gap I had for others as well.