In the second post in this series, we see that the space in the path of Git Bash can become a source of trouble.
How to run external commands in GVim Portable invoked by Git Bash?
A failed attempt
I googled “vim shell path program files”, and clicked
the first web site as usual. Even though I don’t, and
won’t have Cygwin installed in my computer, I still viewed this
page, which suggested that the path of
shell option should be
surrounded by a pair of double quotes
"". I tried this, but the
above problem wasn’t solved.
I recalled that after opening the built-in editor in Command Prompt on M$ Win* Professional/Enterprise, the displayed path of the working directory would be different: some tildes appear in the path.
Therefore, I googled “windows path without spaces”, and learnt to use
DIR /X in Command Prompt to solve this problem from an
answer to this Super User question. Finally, usual
external commands like
file can be executed inside GVim
Portable. This solves the error mentioned in the “Discussion” section
of the second post in this series. What I’ve wriiten in the
“Solution” section can be updated: I expect that under usual
circumstances, the external commands can be run even if the
option is set to Git Bash.
I used an
if statement to surround the
because the same Stack Overflow answer mentioned in the
“A failed attempt” section said that many Vim plugins used
has("win32"). If a plugin failed in a GVim window triggered by Git
Bash, I can still use it by opening GVim with Command Prompt.
Now, though using
curl in GVim whose
shell is configured to
cmd.exe, I can finally use
curl in GVim invoked by Git Bash.