[][src]Crate runas

This library implements basic support for running a command in an elevated context.

In particular this runs a command through "sudo" or other platform equivalents.

Basic Usage

The library provides a single struct called Command which largely follows the API of std::process::Command. However it does not support capturing output or gives any guarantees for the working directory or environment. This is because the platform APIs do not have support for that either in some cases.

In particular the working directory is always the system32 folder on windows and the environment variables are always the ones of the initial system session on OS X if the GUI mode is used.

use runas::Command;

let status = Command::new("rm")

Platform Support

The following platforms are supported:

  • Windows: always GUI mode
  • OS X: GUI and CLI mode
  • Linux: CLI mode



A process builder for elevated execution