Re: Ansi colors in shell from vim using :shell
- Thanks Gary.
Yep It was working on the terminal, sorry, it was failling only on gvim.
I found that ConqueShell plugin is a good option, although I dont know
yet how to make vim to call ConqueShell when the :shell command is
2012/5/31 Gary Johnson <garyjohn@...>:
> On 2012-05-31, Pablo Giménez wrote:--
>> 2012/5/31 Gary Johnson <garyjohn@...>:
>> > On 2012-05-31, Pablo Giménez wrote:
>> >> Hello all.
>> >> Is there any way to enable ANSI colors in a shell spawned from VIM
>> >> using the :shell command?
>> >> I just got the ANSI codes rather than the colors like in a regular
>> >> shell using xterm or gnome-terminal.
>> > If you start Vim as vim, not gvim, in a terminal, then yes. If you
>> > start Vim as gvim, either in a terminal or from a GUI launcher, then
>> > no.
>> Well I use vim in both ways.
>> So what is the way to solve it when I start as vim?
> It should "just work". It could be that your TERM environment
> variable is not being exported. In the :shell shell, execute
> echo $TERM
> If that doesn't show anything, then add
> export TERM
> to your ~/.bashrc or ~/.bash_profile. I would put it in
> ~/.bash_profile, but the fashion these days seems to be to put
> everything into ~/.bashrc.
>> And when I start as gvim is there any way to start a terminal that
>> doesn't use ANSI characters, or at least doesn't the ANSI codes?
> The solution I use is to put this in my ~/.bashrc:
> if [ "$VIM" ] && [ "$TERM" = "dumb" ]
> # For gvim's monochromatic :shell
> PS1='\n\u@\h \w\n\$ '
> unalias ls
> unalias grep
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