Good news for Windows 11 users: the famous “sudo” command, allowing you to execute tasks with administrator privileges, could arrive soon. Discover the implications and rumors surrounding this new feature.
Windows 11 users could soon benefit from a popular feature on macOS and Linux: the “sudo” command. This key allows you to perform tasks requiring administrator privileges in complete security, considerably simplifying rights management. According to rumors, this new feature could arrive sooner than expected on Microsoft’s operating system.
Windows 11 takes inspiration from Linux and will soon offer the sudo command
The information, relayed by the site Neowincomes from developers who analyzed pre-release versions of Windows Server 2025.
If the presence of sudo is confirmed for Windows 11, its use would require enabling developer mode, as well as manual configuration in a dedicated window. Remember, however, that third-party solutions to benefit from a similar functionality already exist on Windows, but nothing official.
The sudo command (short for substitute user do) allows a user to issue an order as another user, usually the superuser root. With the sudo command, you can:
- Install, update or remove programs that require administrative rights,
- Modify the configuration of the system or services,
- Access protected files or directories,
- Open a root session with sudo -i,
- Revoke sudo privileges with sudo -k,
- Show sudo’s privilege list with sudo -l, etc.
Something new that will arrive with the next version of Windows?
Alongside this potential development, Microsoft is actively preparing the launch of Windows 12, expected in 2024. The official release date remains unclear, but some rumors point to September 2024. It is likely that several features of Windows 12 will be tested in advance on devices Microsoft.
For non-Windows users, access to the future version will likely require purchasing a license. However, based on previous rollouts, it is possible that Windows 12 will be offered free to existing Windows 11 users.
- The “sudo” command, known on macOS and Linux, could be integrated into Windows 11 to facilitate the execution of administrative tasks.
- Enabling developer mode and manual configuration would be required to use “sudo”.
- Windows 12, planned for this year, could natively integrate this functionality, free for current Windows 11 users.