Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· sao

zsh: command not found while executing shell commands in vim

This is a solution to an issue I was having when trying to use vundle and running the :BundleInstall command inside Vim. I kept seeing the following in the logs of the failed installs:

zsh: command not found: git

When I had 'git' installed. I then attempted to run other shell commands inside Vim using ! and it gave me that message with any command I threw at it.

This was being caused by not having a .zprofile file. By default Mac OS X's system version of zsh uses .zshenv as the .zprofile config.

Incase someone else has this issue, this is the solution.

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EDIT: I found what is really going on. Regarding the manual:

Commands  are  first  read from /etc/zshenv; this cannot be overridden.


Commands are then read from $ZDOTDIR/.zshenv. If the shell is a
login shell, commands are read from /etc/zprofile and then 
$ZDOTDIR/.zprofile. Then, if the shell is interactive, 
commands are read from /etc/zshrc and then $ZDOTDIR/.zshrc. Finally,
if the shell is a login shell, /etc/zlogin and $ZDOTDIR/.zlogin are

So setting ZSH in interactive mode works great.

set shell=zsh\ -i

I don't know. I think I have the same issue you describe but what should I put in ~/.zprofile? I linked it to ~/.zshenv, it didn't work. Then I linked it to ~/.zshrc, it didn't work.

I was happy to find your tip which was the first element of response after a pretty long research :)

Any hint?

over 1 year ago ·