Help set gvim bash

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    Help set gvim bash

    Hi.
    I'm trying to learn vim.

    Is it possible to change gvim's shell from the default cmd.exe to my lovely msys sh?
    I want to be able to run make or execute a newly compiled program from within gvim, and preferably hotkey these actions.

    Thanks!
    Last edited by glo; 04-03-2008 at 10:05 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glo View Post
    Hi.
    I'm trying to learn vim.

    Is it possible to change gvim's shell from the default cmd.exe to my lovely msys sh?
    I want to be able to run make or execute a newly compiled program from within gvim, and preferably hotkey these actions.

    Thanks!
    Add this to your .vimrc (or whatever the equivalent is for gvim on Windows):

    set shell=/path/to/shell

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    How can I configure the path to point to sh.exe if it needs the following arguments: "--login -i" ?
    I tried both:
    set shell="/path/to/sh.exe --login -i"
    set shell=/path/to/sh.exe --login -i
    but neither worked.

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    Problem solved.

    first put this in the vimrc file:
    set shell=path\to\sh\ --login\ -c

    next edit msys's ~/.profile configuration and comment out the last part where it autoexecs a cd to $(HOME) :
    #cd "$HOME"
    instead of
    cd "$HOME"

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