[#27] netrw not working on VMS
Summary netrw not working on VMS
Queue Vim on VMS
Type Bug
State Accepted
Priority 1. Low
Requester sferencik (at) alpha (dot) polarhome (dot) com
Created 12/29/2010 (4037 days ago)
Updated 02/24/2014 (2884 days ago)

12/29/2010 Zoltan Arpadffy State ⇒ Accepted
12/29/2010 sferencik@alpha.polarhome.com Comment #2
Queue ⇒ Vim on VMS
Summary ⇒ netrw not working on VMS
Type ⇒ Bug
Priority ⇒ 1. Low
State ⇒ Unconfirmed
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netrw is a nice interactive feature, but it's not working on VMS.

Is it complicated to make this work?

:e user_disk:[rsferencik]
     - shows the netrw header
     - gives the following message (but not an error)
         "~/" Illegal file name

$ define my_dir user_disk:[rsferencik]
:e my_dir:
     - shows the netrw header
     - lists the files of user_disk:[rsferencik], but the paths are corrupted
     - gives a similar message
         "my_dir:" Illegal file name
     - but all this only if there are no concealed logicals involved

02/24/2014 Zoltan Arpadffy Comment #1 Reply to this comment
...moreover the listed file names missing the first one or two chars 
sometimes, while the files are properly collected by the openvms 
related functions.

The problems is most probably caused by the fact that netrw does not 
have support for VMS paths at all.