Questions tagged [shell]

Questions relating to commands for passing single command lines to shell sub-processes, running a shell interactively with input and output to an Emacs buffer, and for running a shell in a terminal emulator window.

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Interactive terminal solution for Emacs on Windows?

I recently tried to move from over to Emacs but hit a brick wall while trying to setup a terminal. While shell and eshell work fine, they are not really interactive so you can't really run things such ...
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Custom compilation command fails on Windows due to slashes in paths

when i type on "shell": c:\Users\TR\Desktop\emacs-27.2-x86_64\bin\GAMES\game3>love . works fine but when i put (defun insert-file-name () (interactive) (let ((compilation-ask-about-...
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Tramp with Dired produces unwanted //DIRED// line

Connected via Tramp to an old remote system, when I list a directory using Dired, I get: /plink:user@example.com:/tmp: total used in directory 549 available 114.7 MiB drwxrwxrwt 3 root ...
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How to get the PATH from the SHELL

When launched at system start-up, the Emacs daemon doesn't pick up modifications to the PATH introduced by shell initialization scripts. Emacswiki suggests to use this function to update Emacs' PATH, (...
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Despite commands working in Emacs shell or "M-!, still getting permission denied

I have Emacs 27.1 on Windows 10 using MSYS2 bash. I can successfully run bash from M-x shell: # echo $0 /usr/bin/bash Also, I can successfully run commands from `M-!". But some commands still ...
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Edit matlab code with emacs matlab-mode

I recently installed Emacs and I'm trying to configure it in a useful way. However, I'm finding really hard to correctly set up matlab-mode, which should provide autocompletion and linting. I noticed ...
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pipe result of elisp function to a shell command

I wanna pipe the output of an elisp function (emacs-version) to a shell command (xclip). How can I do this? I accept vanilla emacs and evil solutions.
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How to make emacs shell the same as system terminal experience?

On macOS, using iTerm2. It looks like In Emacs For Mac OS X, it looks like I copied system's ~/.zshrc file to ~/.profile and ~/.bash_profile, but doesn't they read configrations when start emacs?
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Launch an external command prompt (cmd.exe) in a specific folder [duplicate]

I'm trying to build a cmd interactive function in Emacs, which would open a Windows command prompt - exactly like Win+R cmd does. Within Emacs, it would be accessible with M-x cmd, and it would open ...
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How to use doom emacs as a golang ide quickly?

I installed the newest doom emacs on macOS. Also configed language packages as $ emacs ~/.doom.d/init.el :lang (go +lsp) :tools lsp $ ~/.emacs.d/bin/doom sync When I open a .go file, the code became ...
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Repeating characters in `python-mode.el` shell interaction

I experience strange behaviour when using python-mode. When sending characters to the shell using C-c C-e, the first string works well. After that, the characters start repeating, in a manner that is ...
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Unexpected local shell in TRAMP mode

I have a clear installation of spacemacs with layer shell on. I open remote dir SPC f f ssh:<host>:<path> I open shell SPC ' Shell is local (I expect it to be opened on the remote host)
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How do I make compilation use vterm instead of the default shell it is using?

I am running M-x compile commands in my Projectile projects. I would like to use vterm for running them as the compilations are getting very slow because the project is very large. How do I make ...
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How to send keyboard interrupt to running program in shell mode?

I wish to achieve what a C-c (send a keyboardinterrupt) would do in a terminal outside of Emacs. How do I do that in Emacs shell mode?
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Emacs unable to execute shell commands despite them being in the Emacs shell PATH

I am on Ubuntu. I'm trying to run the latex command to run in the Emacs shell. I have done some research, and have already done the following: I noticed that running env in the Emacs shell gave a ...
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What is causing Emacs remote shell to be slow on completion?

So basically I am doing the following: Opening a dired buffer with tramp on a remote. Opening a shell on the remote (M-x shell) Then if I try for example to type any command such as ls -la the ...
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How to run shell command in function and intercept standard output

Tell me how to use the trans command of the trans-shell package for translation. I need to write a function that will intercept the output translated text.
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emacs opens py file as sh file

Emacs has opened a py file as a shell script. What went wrong and how to change?
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How can I move the cursor from a shell window to another window in Evil mode?

Imagine I have following four windows in Emacs: Window 1 is a shell window (M-x shell). Windows 2, 3, and 4 are normal windows with files open. Evil mode is enabled. If I am the shell window, how can ...
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Run an external shell command to mutate text

I would like to run par or fmt to format my .md file. In vim this would be %!fmt (for the whole buffer) or 13,16!fmt (for line 13 - line 16). What's the "emacs way" to achieve something like ...
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How to print colorful and bold string in the mini-buffer

When I do echo "\033[1;31mThis is bold red text\033[0m" it should print This is bold red text as red and bold. When I try it in the emacs's shell it prints it as it is instead showing the ...
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Emacs gives `stty: 'standard input': Inappropriate ioctl for device` in ZSH shell

I am running emacs inside ZSH shell. I have current lines in .zshrc file, which I believe affects the emacs behavior it is using shell within: stty eof undef stty sane && stty erase "^H&...
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Can desktop sessions be used to save and restore shell buffers?

Is it possible to use desktop-save-mode to save and partially restore my shell buffers? I realize shell buffers have quite a bit of state that isn't under the direct control of emacs, so specifically ...
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Elisp - Changing directory in shell buffer

I want to open an instance of a terminal emulator (in my case term) and go to a specific directory, all with a single Elisp function. My idea was to send a specific string programmatically to the ...
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/bin/top not found in eshell over ssh

How does eshell resolve its PATH? If I run my top in eshell on my local machine, it opens a new buffer and shows the output of the command in it. However, if I do the same on an eshell run on a remote ...
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How to not let a shell to capture the space key in Spacemacs?

In spacemacs, the space key is used to trigger the command shortcut, and an extra space can lead to a input/search of emacs command. Now I run into this situation: I use SPC b n to switch to next ...
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how can I run conda in emacs shell?

I've been using Python command 'conda' in the terminal on my Mac. But when I run a command like 'conda activate ...' in Emacs's shell (M-x shell), it gives me this objection: CommandNotFoundError: ...
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Run latexmk inside z shell instead of shell

Problem I am using latexkm to compile .tex documents, and recently I got this error while compiling: Running `latexmk' on `AF2021_serie5' with ``latexmk -bibtex-cond -pdf -synctex=1 AF2021_serie5'' Rc ...
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Dealing with unwanted output

If you used shell-mode for a while, you probably ran into situation where there's a process spitting lots of output very fast, so that C-g and C-c C-c don't really help. One way I found to be somewhat ...
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Can I format the arguments in a table and provide the rows to a shell block as arguments?

In org-mode, is possible to provide arguments formatted as a table to a shell block? E.g. argument |a|b| |c|d| shell script echo $a expected results a b c d Basically, I want org-mode to read the ...
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org-babel: zsh sessions use bash

#+BEGIN_SRC zsh :session z1 echo $HOME $0 #+END_SRC #+RESULTS: : /Users/evar /bin/bash I am thinking of trying the workaround outlined here, but shouldn't this work out of the box? Update: I couldn'...
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Emacs PNG as a text showing freezes

I am trying to see image as a text but when I compile this program in Emacs it freezes. Is the problem in Emacs when showing images as text? My Python code is right below. import requests as req ...
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How to get rvm to work with projectile-compile-project and shell-command (Emacs macOS GUI)

I'm using the exec-path-from-shell package to copy my environment variables, including PATH. But shell-command (M-! which ruby RET) only finds the system ruby, not my user-local rvm ruby. Similarly, ...
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Org Src Block does not return any output

TL;DR: How do I get the stderr of my source block to be part of the #+RESULTS block, without changing the contents of the block? I can only get stdout to appear. [Long and winding explanation] While ...
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Starting a shell then cd to a specific directory

I want to go to a specific directory after I start a shell. So I put these lines in my .emacs file: (shell) (shell-command "cd C:/MyStartUp/ThisDirectory") (setq default-directory "C:/...
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is there a way to make compile shell process happen in eshell / “real” shell?

i wanted to bind a key to a compile and run command, then i found this post, Compile and run single file c++ programs in Emacs[SOLVED] ( last answer) It works perfectly fine and as intended. The only ...
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Fixed length buffer for shell

I launch a shell in my session with M-x shell and then I launch a python script that produces a lot of output to stdout---so many lines of output that my emacs session beomes quite slow. Is there a ...
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Process shell exited abnormally with code 53 on windows 10

I'm using emacs 26.2 installed through msys2. Recently starting subprocesses from emacs has stopped working for me. Specifically M-x shell and shell-command-to-string. I get the feeling this is due to ...
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M-x compile hangs with WARNING: terminal is not fully functional

I have been using M-x compile for ages. Lately (our sysadmin has updated many things) it hangs after giving this message: WARNING: terminal is not fully functional - (press RETURN). Pressing return ...
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Python : name '__file__' is not defined

So as you can see, in my terminal, I was able to execute the file without error, but once I tried from the python shell, whether in the terminal or the one integrated in Emacs, there is an error, it ...
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Using extended glob quantifiers break Zsh mode indenting and highlight

This is a small issue, but annoying to deal with. Suppose I have the following function: function zicompinit_fast () { setopt extended_glob local_options autoload -Uz compinit local zcompf="...
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Execute a command from a buffer

Say, you create a new buffer (Fundamental), type a shell command and want it executed. Like you can do in a *scratch* buffer with lisp code (C-x C-e). Or you have a text file, that has text ...
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How could I see the output of my Python code in the echo area?

When I press C-c C-c(python-shell-send-buffer), I get output shown below. Afterwards when I do the same operation (C-c C-c) I always see Sent: #!/usr/bin/env python3... in the echo area. I just want ...
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Emacs shell isn't opening correctly

I have just installed Emacs, but when I try to open the shell, this error comes up: emacs: /usr/bin/fish: No such file or directory Process shell exited abnormally with code 127 I used to have fish ...
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How to pass arguments to a shell script using `make-process` function?

Consider a script file: ~/project/script.sh echo "arg 1 $1" echo "arg 2 $2" echo "arg 3 $3" And elisp file that invokes it using make-process: ~/project/special-mode/special-mode.el (let* ((...
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sage-shell-mode repeat the input in the output

I wanted to use sagemath straight in emacs instead of having a terminal open. I tried to use a shell (or eshell for that matters) in emacs and launch sage there, but every time I input a command, the ...
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Virtual environment management for python.el without changing the general PATH variable in Emacs

I try to use virtualenvwrapper.el with the build-in python.el and my virtual environments in a ./.venv directory inside each project. Because all virtual envs have the same name .venv I cannot make a ...
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Opening a Remote Shell Renames Buffer Open to \*shell\*

here is a simple elisp program for opening a shell in a named buffer: (defun shell-make (dir buffer-name) (let* ((default-directory dir) (buffer (get-buffer-create buffer-name))) (set-...
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How to use arrow keys to select a menu item from an emacs shell buffer

It is getting more and more common for clis to have little embedded menus (for example the Ionic cli does this, but so do many others) which you navigate with the arrow keys. Please select the ...
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How to fix docker command prompt

When I start emacs -q and run M-x shell there is formatting error when connecting to docker container as follows, $ docker container exec -it ...

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