cygwin_utils.vim : utility functions for invoking *nix cmds in Windows/Cygwin (for use in scripts)
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|Eric Van Dewoestine|
|" This script has been created as a means to hopefully make using
" cygwin easier, so that scripts that utilize *nix commands can be
" ported to windows.
" Right now this script provides only a few funtions, but it may grow
" over time.
" I'm making sure that each function will be safe to use under *nix
" (specifically linux, since that's what I use) by confirming that vim
" is running under windows before executing any windows/cygwin
" specific commands.
" Requires cygwin (http://cygwin.com).
" Should be safe to use any function defined within on *nix systems
" since each function checks the platform before running system
" specific commands.
" However, if you don't want *nix users to have a dependency on this
" plugin, you may define proxy functions that first check if a function
" is defined before using it.
" Ex. Defining a proxy function for translating paths based on OS.
" function! s:DeterminePath (path)
" if exists("*CygwinPath")
" return CygwinPath(a:path)
" return a:path
" Note: Configuration is only necessary on Windows machines.
" Set this to the location of your cygwin installation dir.
" let g:CygwinHome = 'c:/cygwin'
" Note: Be careful using '\' in double quoted strings since
" that represents the start of an escape character in vim.
" On windows you will need to add your cygwin/bin directory to
" your WINDOWS path.
" So that unix commands can be executed from your dos console.
" Also, I had issues using Windows' default temp directory.
" Vim continually had issues accessing temp files (that I have
" no control over). It seems it was due to the spaces in the
" directory path, so I changed my system %TMP% and %TEMP%
" variables to point to c:\cygwin\tmp instead, and that solved
" my issues. You may have to do the same.
" All file and directory paths used in cygwin commands need to
" be absolute. When the vim shell is set to a cygwin shell, the
" shell defaults to executing in the user's home directory.
" Because of this, relative paths cannot be used.
|put in your plugin directory and read the Description section of the plugin for configuration details.|
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