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-set shell=/bin/bash\ --login
+" Dear /bin/bash: fuck you and your bullshit, arcane command-line behaviour.
+" Basically, I want to set this to a non-login, non-interactive bash shell.
+" Using a login/interactive bash as Vim's 'shell' breaks subtle things, like
+" ack.vim's command-line argument parsing. However, I *do* want bash to load
+" ~/.bash_profile so my aliases get loaded and such.
+" You might think you could do this with the --init-file command line option,
+" which is used to specify an init file. Or with --rcfile. But no, those only
+" get loaded for interactive/login shells.
+" So how do we tell bash to source a goddamned file when it loads? With an
+" *environment variable*. Jesus, you have multiple command line options for
+" specifying files to load and none of them work?
+" Computers are bullshit.
+let $BASH_ENV = "~/.bash_profile"
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