It is often more covenient to use the Windows install of gvim than to
fire up Cygwin's X-windows to run the Cygwin version of gvim. In
order to be able to bang out to run bash commands, I have this in my
This allows me to do things like
However, this only works when I launch the Windows version of gvim
from my Administrator account. When I try those commands from a non-
administrator account, I get:
shell return 127 bash: ls: command not found
shell return 127 bash: cat: command not found
It actually took a while to recognize this pattern with the
administrator account. I thought it would be simple to track down the
cause after finding this. I thought I could simply set
shell=c:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe\ -i\ -v
Then I could do echo the results of the shell-outs to register a and
paste them somewhere:
:redir @a !!ls :w !cat :redir END
I confirmed that
c:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe -i -v
actually echos every gruesome detail by issuing it from the command
line. However, setting vim's "shell" option to include the -v option
*doesn't* seem to echo all the gruesome details regardless of whether
I use an administrator or non-administrator account.
1. Can anyone suggest a cause and/or solution to the inability of the
non-administrator to shell out?
2. What about why the -v option doesn't seem to work when included in
vim's shell option?
3. Can anyone suggest another way to troubleshoot the inability of the
non-administrator account to shell out?