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142128Re: Vimdiff, version 7.4 on Windows 7

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  • Ben Fritz
    May 14 8:25 AM
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      On Wednesday, May 14, 2014 9:46:32 AM UTC-5, Stromek Doe wrote:
      > On Friday, October 11, 2013 7:59:47 AM UTC+2, star...@... wrote:
      > > So change:
      > > if &sh =~ '\<cmd' (fails)
      > >
      > > To:
      > > if &sh =~ "\<cmd" (works)
      >
      > This worked for me on Windows 7.

      That is the WRONG solution, as I pointed out in the exact next message. What this change does, is it BREAKS the test for the cmd shell. Instead of matching "cmd" as a whole word, now it will try matching "<cmd" with a literal < before it. Obviously this will not match your actual shell on Windows.

      The ACTUAL PROBLEM is that the code for the cmd.exe shell was broken.

      This problem HAS BEEN FIXED in the latest version of the Vim installer by actually fixing the code for cmd.exe. Unfortunately Bram does not update the "official" installers very often.

      So, you can either get an installer from an alternate source: http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Where_to_download_Vim

      Or compile yourself and run the installer: http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Building_Vim#Building_Vim_on_Windows

      Or just copy the result of the default installed .vimrc: http://superuser.com/questions/697847/cant-run-vimdiff-7-4-on-windows-7/697914#697914

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