Clear all Windows Event Log entries (cygwin)

cygstart --hide -wa runas powershell -WindowStyle Hidden -Command '"&{wevtutil el | foreach{wevtutil cl $_}}"'
Efficiently clear all Windows Event log entries from within a Cygwin terminal. Uses "cygstart" to launch a hidden "PowerShell" session passing a Powershell command to loop through and clear all Windows Event Log entries. Very useful for troubleshooting and debugging. The command should in theory elevate you session if needed. One liner is based on the PowerShell command: wevtutil el | foreach { wevtutil cl $_ }

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By: lowjax
2015-02-15 22:56:20

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