Bug#508447: vim-gui-common: Shell execution of program in background fails when "-f" option is used in gvim

Sergio Llorente sllorente at gmail.com
Thu Dec 11 18:19:11 UTC 2008

Ok, but I am not suggesting remove "-f" option from

I just was pointing out an unexpected (in my opinion) behaviour of the
gvim shell escape (!) when "-f" option is used.


On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 6:31 PM, James Vega <jamessan at debian.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 01:46:10PM +0100, Sergio Llorente wrote:
>> If you invoke gvim with "-f" option (for example, if you open gvim from debian menu), then you
>> cannot execute a program in background from the shell provided by gvim with the command "!".
> And if you don't invoke it with "-f", then you break other applications
> (as documented in <http://bugs.debian.org/329292>).
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