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 -- Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us. (Calvin)