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In gvim I can open cmd typying :!cmd, but gvim keeps waiting for the cmd window to be closed.

Is there a way to tell gvim NOT to wait?

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

On Windows, you can use :!start {cmd}, see :help :!start.

On Linux, you can launch in the background: :! {cmd} &.

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great! Thank you! – Saullo Castro Jul 8 '13 at 12:40

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