Possible vim bug

Eric Connor eacmacro@gmail.com
Mon Dec 7 18:06:15 GMT 2020


I have been experiencing an issue where I’m trying to format columns in vim
using: :*%!column –t*, which had been working great.

At some point I had to update Cygwin, and (not correlating it to a possible
update issue, until recently) found that this command has been returning
“shell returned 127” error.

Today, I tested whether this command would work on a server (with a version
of mlos), and found that it worked.

The version of vim on my server is considerably older than my Cygwin

Server: 7.4

Local: 8.2

Is there a way to either back-rev vim further (if an old install repo
existed, that would be ideal), or someone review what was updated to make
vim not happy with the column command?

I also compared both versions of the column command, and they were the same
on both my server *and* my local workstion...thus my conclusion that this
seems to be a vim-related matter.

I was successful in back-reving to 8.1, simply because I had the previous
setup file for Cygwin, but older versions are a bit more difficult to
locate...and I'm doubtful that going back much further wouldn't cause
damage to my current setup.

Thank you,

Eric Connor

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