When I'm testing a plugin, I regularly get caught out by the fact that plugins aren't automatically loaded into subshells, so that echo xxx | plugin_cmd fails (as the plugin isn't loaded on the RHS of the pipe. As it's a test situation, I don't want to put the plugin into my autostart. Of course I can do echo xxx | (plugin /L MyPlugin & plugin_cmd) but is there a simpler way? Something that says "load this plugin now, and autoload it for any shells spawned from this one"? Thanks, Paul.