I've got a vim

VIM - Vi IMproved 8.2 (2019 Dec 12, compiled Sep 17 2020 21:54:53)

on ManjaroLinux (Arch + kde) and I'm using rvm to run my rubies. The ruby I am using now is:

=> ruby-2.7.2 [ x86_64 ]

The problem I'm facing is lack of rubocop linting in the code (the rubocop executable can't be found by vim).

:! which rubocop
which: no rubocop in (/home/kaczor/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.7.2/bin:/home/kaczor/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.7.2@global/bin:/home/kaczor/.rvm/rubies/ruby-2.7.2/bin:/home/kaczor/.rvm/bin:/home/kaczor/.local/bin:/home/kaczor/.local/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/bin/site_perl:/usr/bin/vendor_perl:/usr/bin/core_perl:/var/lib/snapd/snap/bin)

I've got the ALE plugin (https://github.com/dense-analysis/ale) which should actually handle the code linting (and it did right after I've installed the rubocop - but not any more).

The problem is where my rubocop is located—it is located in: vendor/bundle/ruby/2.7.0/bin/rubocop (the folder is a part of the project).

So I should add a next path to the $PATH visible by vim ?
Or maybe there is a way to tell vim to use rvm (like call bundle exec rubocop) ? I can see that the exec is defined in my config file here:

How can I add this path to ALE/vim to load it ? It would be nice if the path would be universal (so if I change the project to something different it would still work).

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Based on :help rubocop, I would do let g:ale_ruby_rubocop_executable = 'bundle' in your config somewhere:

g:ale_ruby_rubocop_executable                   *g:ale_ruby_rubocop_executable*
  Type: String
  Default: `'rubocop'`

  Override the invoked rubocop binary. Set this to `'bundle'` to invoke
  `'bundle` `exec` rubocop'.

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