[Thunar-dev] Strange gvim behaviour when started from Thunar

Bernhard Walle bernhard.walle at gmx.de
Sat Aug 12 14:02:20 CEST 2006


I discovered some strange effect. If gvim is started from Thunar
(together with a file name), the command

   :!xterm &

doesn't work, i.e. no xterm is started in background. However, if it is
started from a shell or even from the (Xfce 4.2, not tested with Xfce
4.4) panel, it works flawlessly.

Does anybody of the Thunar developers has an explanation for this
strange effect? Thanks!

Let's call it an accidental feature.
        -- Larry Wall

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