110697Re: How to find the location of the vim executable?
- Jan 4, 2010Tony Mechelynck wrote:
> On 01/12/09 20:33, Sean wrote:on unix/linux type this on the command line:
>> Is it possible to detect the vim executable on which I am running?
>> The purpose is to drop wget.exe to the same directory as gvim.exe
>> and vimrun.exe under Windows. With three executables, I can make
>> a simplest "plug and play" CLOUD input method, VimIM, on Windows.
>> As of now, I ask users to drop wget.exe to the plugin directory, and
>> I can detect it by using something like =>
> IIUC, Vim can find executables and shared libraries found:
> - on Windows, in the $VIMRUNTIME directory (I think). On Windows, this
> directory usually contains the vim executable(s); Vim-related utilities
> are placed either in the same directory or in some of its
> sub-directories (e.g. $VIMRUNTIME/xxd/xxd.exe).
> - on any platform (including Windows), programs can also be found
> anywhere in the $PATH (of this I am sure).
> On Windows, this may depend on how Vim was installed, but often it is
> something like "C:\Program Files\vim\vim72" where "Program Files" may be
> different in non-English-language versions of Windows, and "vim72" is
> for the current release 7.2 (stable).
> On Unix-like platforms (including Cygwin), the vim executable(s) will
> usually be in the $PATH; by default in /usr/local/bin if you compile
> them yourself, but often in /usr/bin and/or /bin and/or /usr/X11R6/bin
> etc. if installed as part of a software distribution. However any
> executable anywhere in the $PATH will be found so the exact location of
> the wget executable (often /usr/bin) doesn't much matter in this case.
> On any platform, trying to execute a program will return a nonzero
> status code (ERRORLEVEL in Dos/Windows batch language) if the program
> isn't found (typically 127 or maybe 255). This return code can be
> examined as the variable v:shell_error, so you can try invoking :!wget
> then look at he value of v:shell_error.
> Best regards,
the type command should return the path of vim
type -p vim
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