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Re: Bug in 'shellcmdflag' and proposed patch

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  • Bram Moolenaar
    ... Thanks. I ll await some people trying this out. -- ARTHUR: Well, I can t just call you `Man . DENNIS: Well, you could say `Dennis . ARTHUR: Well, I
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 27 1:11 PM
      Gary Johnson wrote:

      > I've discovered a bug, or at least a limitation, in the behavior
      > of the 'shellcmdflag' option: it does not allow for multiple flags
      > separated by spaces.
      > I encountered this problem when trying to set the option like this,
      > :set shellcmdflag=-O\ extglob\ -c
      > so that I could use :grep with bash's extended pattern matching
      > operators like this:
      > :grep pattern !(*Foo*)
      > That fails because Vim hands the contents of 'shellcmdflag' to bash
      > as a single argument instead of three.
      > The attached patch fixes this problem for Unix but not for other
      > operating systems because I have no way to test my changes in
      > environments other than Linux and Cygwin.
      > The patch is to Vim 7.3.189. I haven't updated that particular Vim
      > installation because I'm also trying to track down a race condition
      > in the handling of the termresponse and diff events and I don't want
      > to disturb the timing of those events.
      > Setting 'shellcmdflag' to "-ic" is not a satisfactory solution
      > because having bash source my ~/.bashrc when it's not in an
      > interactive environment causes other problems.

      Thanks. I'll await some people trying this out.

      ARTHUR: Well, I can't just call you `Man'.
      DENNIS: Well, you could say `Dennis'.
      ARTHUR: Well, I didn't know you were called `Dennis.'
      DENNIS: Well, you didn't bother to find out, did you?
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