Bug#511752: :sh does not produce a shell in vim-gtk, but works fine in console vim

Jonathan Hepburn jonathan.hepburn at gmail.com
Wed Jan 14 05:36:36 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 2:23 PM, James Vega <jamessan at debian.org> wrote:
> This works just fine here.  What does ":echo $SHELL" say in gvim? How
> are you starting it?
> Even when it works, though, it's a very basic terminal emulation.
> You're better off using an actual terminal instead of the emulation gvim
> provides.

:echo $SHELL says:

It functions, but fails to display more than a line at a time, which
makes it very un-useful.

I find it useful enough to be able to call aspell, wc etc. from within
text files, view filesystem or whatever, without having to switch


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