vim shell sets the default shell for vim

To update (replacing the current version) run webi vim-shell.

Cheat Sheet

set shell=bash, always

Especially if you use a non-bash-compatible shell, such as fish, you should set set shell=bash as the first line in your ~/.vimrc.

This script does that for you.

Why set bash as your vim shell?

Any vim plugin that uses shell scripting will assume bash - just because that's the way the world is.

Even if you have a mostly-bash-compatible shell, such as zsh, it's a good idea to set the vim shell to bash, just to avoid any compatibility issues.


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