Hi,

Régis B. wrote:
> 
> I use gVim on a Linux computer (KUbuntu), and I am trying to launch a
> program from inside gvim with the !start command, so for instance:
> 
> :!start kdvi
> or
> :!start /usr/bin/kdvi
> 
> But I get the following error:
> start: need to be root
> shell returned 1
> 
> So obviously I need to be root to execute commands from inside gvim, which
> is extremely weird.
> 
> You guys have any idea how to solve this?

I don't know what the "start" command on Linux does, but would it not
suffice to execute

  :!/usr/bin/kdvi

without start?

Regards,
Jürgen

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