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I'd like my $PATH to be available to vim when running commands with !. How do I set vim's set path= to my environment variable $PATH?

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    Why do you think your $PATH is not available when using :!?
    – muru
    Aug 4, 2017 at 8:51

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&path has nothing to do with $PATH.

Also $PATH is set and used. See :echo $PATH.

You should also be able to change its value with :let $PATH = $PATH.':some/path' -- there are a few write only things, $PATH is not one of them IIRC

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