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Old 07-15-2006, 01:06 PM   #1
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gvim PATH incorrect when started from a keyboard shortcut in fluxbox


I am using gvim to write LaTeX documents. Everything works if I start gvim from a terminal, However, if I start gvim from my fluxbox menu or a keyboard shortcut the PATH environment variable is set incorrectly.

The correct path, as set by /etc/profile and sourced from ~/.bashrc and ~/.bash_profile

echo $PATH

The path that I get by starting gvim from my fluxbox menu and typing ":!echo $PATH" from gvim

I have no idea where the path that vim picks up comes from but it is definately not in .bashrc .bash_profile /etc/profile or /etc/bashrc . the /usr/ucb directory at the end of the gvim path does not even exist!

when run from a menu or keyboard shortcut where does g-vim pick up its PATH environment variable from?

Thank you


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