In Emacs, the features
eshell are different commands used for similar goals.
term create active processes in Emacs. I expected the same for
eshell does not create an active process in Emacs.
Where does this behaviour come from?
Try starting emacs without the init file and executing each of the three commands in separate sessions. Then, try to quit emacs by executing the command named
save-buffers-kill-terminal (default binding is
When doing this test with
shell, Emacs prompts the user with:
Active processes exist; kill them and exit anyway? (yes or no)
While the same recipe on
eshell does not trigger the same question. It is simply possible to directly quit Emacs.
Why is the treatment different? Why does
eshell not create an active process in Emacs? Is there any architectural explanation?