I have a fresh Windows 10 64-bit install, which I'm attempting to set up for development.

I have

  • downloaded and installed cmder, then rebooted
  • downloaded and installed Vagrant, then rebooted
  • downloaded and installed VirtualBox, then rebooted
  • set VAGRANT_HOME=c:\vagrant
  • used VBoxManage setproperty machinefolder c:\virtualbox-machines
  • acquired my department's VagrantFile, and modified it to suit my filesystem.

In cmder, if I now run

vagrant box add http://opscode-vm-bento.s3.amazonaws.com/vagrant/virtualbox/opscode_centos-7.0_chef-provisionerless.box --name chef/centos-7.0

I get no output. No failure codes, no windows errors, no logs from vagrant. The same is true of all vagrant commands, up to and including vagrant --version and vagrant --help. Other commands work fine in cmder.

However, if I run a basic command line, cmd.exe, then the vagrant box add command completes correctly. An, as far as I know, identical setup worked under Windows 7 32-bit.

Can anyone suggest what might be going wrong?

  • 1. ConEmu version. 2. Screenshots after executing vagrant commands.
    – Maximus
    Commented Jul 10, 2017 at 23:34
  • 1
    @Maximus - ConEmu looks like ConEmu 161022 [32] (which is a little odd, because it's a Windows 10 64-bit install - but that's what came with cmder). There's no point getting screenshots - there is literally nothing after running a vagrant command. Just one blank line, then the next prompt.
    – Chowlett
    Commented Jul 11, 2017 at 8:00
  • Update ConEmu to latest alpha
    – Maximus
    Commented Jul 11, 2017 at 12:18
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    @Maximus - now running 170709 [64]; no change. Still no output from (for instance) vagrant --version.
    – Chowlett
    Commented Jul 11, 2017 at 12:37
  • A coworker on windows had this problem this morning, he was using latest stable and latest version of cmder both facing this issue. I asked him to use conemu directly instead, he installed conemu using chocolatey and now his vagrant command works.
    – GabLeRoux
    Commented Jul 11, 2017 at 12:58

2 Answers 2


There is something wrong with the git-for-windows that is vendored with cmder and vagrant. However, cmder allows you to have your own install of git-for-windows.

To fix this issue with vagrant working and cmder:

  1. Install git for windows from https://git-scm.com/
  2. Ensure your PATH includes the path to the git you just installed (default should be: C:\Program Files\Git\cmd)
  3. Restart cmder

Cmder should then detect the custom git install and use that and there will no longer be a problem with vagrant.

Editing the cmder vender\init.bat is not a great solution because this can be replaced by cmder in a future update.


Hey I just talked with the guy who had the problem here at the office, he said the problem was related to its $PATH not being set correctly for git.exe.

Problem is with the way C:\Tools\cmder\vendor\init.bat loads git. (I still don't know why git have anything to do with preventing vagrant from running).

  1. Make sure C:\Tools\cmder\bin; comes first in the list
  2. Remove cmder's git-for-windows (he also renamed it to a different path just to make sure it doesn't get used by cmder).
  3. Use official git binaries and add C:\Program Files\Git\usr\bin; to to your PATH.

After doing this, he was able to run vagrant commands from cmder like before. Hope it helps. Good luck!

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