Questions tagged [ansi-term]

is for the Emacs ansi terminal emulator. Emacs supports ANSI-standard VT100-style escape sequences recognized by such modern terminals as xterm. `M-x ansi-term` command starts a terminal, which by default runs in a sub-shell in a buffer named `*ansi-term*` with `term-mode`.

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How to override Q in term-mode with passthrough if the shell process is still live?

I wrote the following emacs lisp procedure to kill a dead ansi-term buffer. It works well if called with M-x. Also, it appears to run correctly when the called in a living term buffer. However, dead ...
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How to wrap visual program with term? [duplicate]

I have installed visidata and am trying to integrate into my Emacs workflow through term-mode. As a proof of concept, I'm trying to successfully explore the mtcars data set as it would work when ...
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How to restore a coding environment?

Every other day I continue work on a coding project which involves these steps: Open a file in the project Open a terminal buffer e.g.: m-x term Change to that term buffer Enter command in termin e.g....
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How to get ansi-term to resize when frame is resized?

Is there any way to convinced ansi-term to update $COLUMNS when the GUI frame is resized with emacs GTK+? If I pop open another emacs window (or even just a transient state) then it will re-calculate ...
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Send a single raw keystroke to ansi-term

Occasionally, I want to send a keystroke to a program in my ansi-term buffer that is already mapped to something in emacs. I know that for one I use often I could change my configuration to always ...
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How to pass bash commands from a script to terminal?

Let's say I have a bash script. Is there a way I can pass specific lines or blocks in the script to terminal process in EMACS? Just like how we do for R script using command C-c R
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How to make ansi-term wrap lines instead of adding newline so it can fit the window?

See the screenshot. I typed one long line in the buffer, didn't hit enter but cursor is already on line 3. This causes multiple problems, eg. when I copy the output of a command from ansi-term to ...
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Truncation of text in Emacs terminal emulators

When I log in to the cluster using shell or eshell, I get the following message: 2018-04-11: The MEM1024 node is now back in the queue. The hardware had to be completely replaced, which means there ...
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spacemacs opens file in terminal split

I'm using neotree and as you know it opens a file in the most recent window split you accessed before switching to neotree (window 0). Sometimes this last accessed split is the ansi-term window I ...
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Sending code to an ansi-term via isend-mode: How to modify default buffer chosen and how to automatically open ansi-terms?

I use isend-mode (see here) to send (bash) code to an ansi-term as follows: 1) `M-x ansi-term` # open ansi-term 2) Open buffer with code I want to send to *ansi-term* 3) `M-x isend RET *ansi-term* ...
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Why can't I use my custom keybinding in ansi-term's char mode?

I'm an emacs noob —why can't I use this key (global-set-key (kbd "M-o") 'other-window) defined in my emacs config, in ansi-term char mode? Are all meta keybindings simply passed raw to the ...
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Why is M-x remapped in ansi-term char mode?

I understand that you can use M-x in ansi-term's char mode by doing C-x M-x, but why can't it just be used normally? Is there some historical reason? I can use other meta commands (like M-f or M-b), ...
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ansi-term - wrong type argument: characterp, return

When using ansi-term on Emacs a get the following error whenever I press enter in char-mode: wrong type argument: characterp, return I used toggle-debug-on-error and get the following: Debugger ...
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How to make M-x ansi-term behave like M-x shell (opening in new window)?

I use (global-set-key (kbd "C-c a") '(lambda () (interactive) (ansi-term "/bin/bash"))) to open a bash ansi-term. Unlike M-x shell, this "occupies" the whole buffer/frame. I am wondering if one ...
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Can't run Windows 10 Bash with ansi-term

I've got this error, when running M-x ansi-term C:/Windows/System32/bash.exe RET Spawning child process: invalid argument after running M-x debug-on-entry RET start-process RET when running M-x ...
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How to have a buffer interpret C-m as an actual carriage return

I'm using the following elisp snippet in a dedicated buffer to track progress of a wget download. (with-current-buffer buf (setq proc (apply 'start-process "my-download" buf (list "wget" (...
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Launch ncurses application and cleanup once it exits

I'd like to occasionally use hg split and hg commit --interactive from Emacs, but those commands bring up a GUI. At the moment I either use a separate terminal or ansi-term for those, but would like ...
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How to call lynx on URL inside a program

During my LaTeX typesetting I need to "visually" check if URLs point to reacheable pages. I'd like to do it with lynx in a separate emacs buffer so I wrote this function: (defun urls-check-if-working-...
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Term double prompting (duplicate prompts) in Emacs

My term in emacs appear: 0;me@debian: ~me@debian:~$ instead of me@debian:~$ ~$ echo $PS1 \[\e]0;\u@\h: \w\a\]\[\033[01;32m\]\u@\h\[\033[00m\]:\[\033[01;33m\]\w\[\033[00m\]\[\033[0;35m\]$\[\033[0m\] ...
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Multiline prompt with ansi-term

Running plain Emacs with emacs -Q then running ansi-term, if I input some long text in the prompt such that the text breaks into the next line (without hitting Return), then I hit C-x 2 to create ...
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Emacs opens gitbash in new system window

I've try to follow this question and sulution Git Bash in emacs on Windows I have this function: (prefer-coding-system 'utf-8) (defun git-bash () (interactive) (let ((explicit-shell-file-name "C:/...
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Nano not displaying correctly in term and ansi-term

Nano is displayed incorrectly in emacs when using term or ansi-term. This is what nano is supposed to look like (run in an ordinary terminal emulator): This is nano as run from ansi-term: In the ...
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Output reflow in ansi-term [duplicate]

In gnome-terminal, the output of some commands is automatically "reflowed", in the sense that if the file tmp has content 0000000000 and the terminal has width 9, the output will be displayed as $ ...
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How to paste into ansi-term (evil-mode)

I want to copy some text from my browser and paste it into ansi-term. I am a vim user and I want to give spacemacs a try once again. Naturally what I did was: Opening ansi-term by typing SPC SPC ...
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Emacs incompatible with oh-my-zsh?

I'm noticing something really odd in my ansi-term windows on my new Mac, see below: I am using: GNU Emacs 27.0.50 (build 1, x86_64-apple-darwin16.7.0, NS appkit-1504.83 Version 10.12.6 (Build ...
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How to properly display script shell command output

I wish to be able to open current shell output in emacs, for that I use script command that logs all the output into file typescript. The problem is that it consist also with terminal codes for colors ...
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ANSI TERM via `M-x TERM`: How to change line highlighting color?

How do you change the line-highlighting color in an ANSI-TERM?: I am using PDB++'s sticky mode for Python debugging. This is how to appears on a regular terminal (lubuntu 17.04): Notice the word ...
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How to change default color theme for ansi-term?

I have the package color-theme-buffer-local, which allows you to change the default color theme on a per-buffer basis. I added this to my config: (add-hook 'term-mode (lambda nil (color-...
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Launch Emacsclient in ansi-terminal mode?

I connect to an emacs server via emacsclient. Frequently the first thing I want open is a new buffer with an ansi-terminal in it. Is there a way to launch emacsclient and to send the command "open a ...
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Does slime-repl-ansi-color work at all these days?

I was unable to make it display ansi colorized output in Lisp REPL despite this project claims. https://github.com/deadtrickster/slime-repl-ansi-color The code seemingly doesn't do anything except ...
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Normal C-c in ansi-term

In ansi-term, it automatically rebinds C-c to have the same keybindings as C-x. I want to turn this behaviour off, so I can access the keybindings I have behind C-c. (I know about C-c C-j, but that's ...
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Fish shell looks weird in spacemacs

Any other shell besides eshell and shell in Spacemacs with Emacs v25.1.1 (GUI version) looks like this: To compare, the terminal in iTerm looks like this: The font that I use in my terminal is ...
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Ansi-Term not reading .profile

my question is very similar to this one. I use my .profile file to set environment variables, such as EDITOR. However, when I run ansi-term and type printenv I can see that that variable is not ...
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How do I open an ansi-term on a remote server via Tramp?

I am editing a file on a remote server via Tramp, and I decide that I want to open up an ansi-term session on the remote server (as opposed to relying on shell-command). How do I do this? When I run ...
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Calling emacsclient from ansi-term makes emacsclient hang, how do I get around this?

Sometimes I use ansi-term in emacsclient instead of directly using my shell. When I do this, it is not an infrequent occurrence that I forget where I am and call emacsclient someFile, which freezes ...
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backspace and backarrow don't work properly in node.js repl in emacs term

I have opened a terminal using M-x ansi-term. Everything else seems to work as expected. However, when I use the node.js repl, or the mongdb repl, or any other interactive node program, backspace ...
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How to fix <delete> and arrow keys in ansi-term on macOS

I'm running emacs on macOS, and I've run into problems with ansi-term. Using bash itself works fine, but as soon as I run a simple application with a command line interface, my <delete> and ...
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Startup script for term-mode

In the documentation for shell-mode: Emacs sends the new shell the contents of the file ~/.emacs_shellname as input, if it exists, where shellname is the name of the file that the shell was ...
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ansi-term changes in line-mode not registered after char-mode

Here's the situation. I start M-x ansi-term, which launches it in term-char-mode. I type the following: echo "hello world" and press RET, which outputs on the next line the expected output hello ...
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How to run rspec from the emacs shell?

I'm following an entry-level tutorial on rspec here, and I've created a very simple test at spec\lib\zombie_spec.rb: require "spec_helper" describe "A Zombie" do #Your 'examples' (tests) go here. ...
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ansi-term scroll problem on fast output

I use a terminal from within Emacs via M-x RET ansi-term RET. The problem is that when I run a program which echoes a lot of output, ansi-term first scrolls with the output (such that the last line of ...
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Terminal Buffer: error in process filter: Invalid face: unspecified

On Fedora 25 with GNU Emacs 25.1.90 (which I am running via an AppImage, you can download it from here and test out your theories as to what's wrong if you would like, remember AppImages will only ...
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How to execute shell command from editor window?

I have two windows open - one in editor mode with some SQL, bash, etc and the other in ansi-term. I want to mark my text and then execute it in the ansi-term window. Yes, I could make a shortcut ...
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Some UTF-8 characters break my ansi-term. How to fix it?

I've got a script that generates some output. Some parts of the output are cyrillic letters, and they cause my ansi-term to break - I guess they are treated as control characters(they are displayed ...
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How to copy text from a buffer to an ansi-term

If I create a second window with a terminal in it like: C-x 2; C-x o; M-x ansi-term How can I copy text from a buffer into this terminal? I seems like the ansi-terminal has its own kill-ring (maybe ...
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Can't use M-x in ansi-term mode

When in ansi-term, i can't use M-x, the keyboard shortcut doesn't do anything. Does anyone know how to fix this?
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Getting more than 8 colors in a terminal emulator inside Emacs

My understanding is that ansi-term only supports 8 colors (a good discussion of this in reddit here). Meanwhile, an increasing number of terminal emulators (e.g. tmux or iTerm2 in OS X) support True ...
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From eshell or ansi-term can I open a file in the same window without a new instance of Emacs?

I'm wondering if anyone knows of a clever way in Emacs when in a shell, can I directly open a file without having to open it in another Emacs instance.
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FZF broken displaying in emacs terminal

I'm struggling to run fzf in emacs but cannot figure out whats my problem. When I run fzf - and start typing - text gets mess up, similar to this: I tried run fzf in term, eshell, ansi-term, multi-...
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ncurses-like based applications won't work in emacs terminals

No *curses applications (like top, htop, Linux kernel's make menuconfig and others) will work under emacs' different terms. However, the only one which seems to work is git add -i It behaves the same ...