It is sometimes annoying to open a terminal in windows with elevated privileges as you have to rely on some form of GUI to select the option
Run as Admin. In Linux we can just open the terminal with a hotkey and then get root access straight with
sudo from the same terminal.
In windows, there's a tool called
gsudo that allows us to turn our normal cmd or powershell terminal into an administrative terminal just like
sudo does in Linux. So, we just prepend whatever command we like to run with
gsudo and it will show us a User Access Control(UAC) pop-up where we can insert our username and password. Usage
gsudo work more like
sudo in linux, we can enable credentials cache that will show less UAC popups just like in Linux where
sudo remembers your password for 15 minutes by default.
gsudo config CacheMode Auto