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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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Associate a buffer with a process

I am using Python with elpy. I am trying to use a Python shell opened on the remote computer using a shell buffer. I can cheat elpy by renaming the shell buffer with Python running in it to *Python*. ...
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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 do I use tramp to launch a remote PowerShell?

I'm trying to launch a PowerShell on a remote Windows system using tramp. So far all I've been able to do is start a PowerShell inside Emacs on the local (Windows) machine. What is the connection ...
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Is there a way to restrict history in shell-mode?

I run lots of test in shell-mode because I love being able to search through the history. However, some of these tests print lots of info to stdout and will cause my memory usage to go through the ...
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Shell-mode execute script every time a shell is invoked

I have changed the emacs-shell mode shell to WSL ubuntu but however, the prompt is not very user-readable. For this reason I would like to execute a script that changes it so that its more readable ...
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after connecting ssh in multi-term, prompt is messed up

After connecting ssh in emacs multi-term, prompt is repeated. How can I remove repeated prompt? I'm using OS X, OS X Terminal works well. It's only problem in emacs multi-term.
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Direct emacs that open file from the pwd from shell buffer

I use shell mode, often. I use the c-xc-f. Most of the time, the start directory for looking for file, correspond to the PWD of the emacs shell buffer. Can i set that it is always the case/or reset it?...
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Need emacs lisp function to execute command in *shell* buffer

How to write a function (it would go into .emacs) that sends some command to shell buffer (and initializes shell if needed)? Something like: (defun () (interactive) (shell) (sh-send-text "ssh ...
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How to open several shell buffers and rename them respectively?

I try to solve the problem like this in test.el: (shell) (rename-buffer "name1") (shell) (rename-buffer "name2") (shell) (rename-buffer "name3") However, when I use (eval-buffer) to execute, it ...
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Emacs subshell: how to select options by moving up and down arrow keys?

I open a subshell session using M + x shell and I create a Nuxt.js application using: yarn create nuxt-app myproject. During the installation process, I am suggested which packages/frameworks/...
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Setting :stdin with #+call in org-mode shell code block

I've got the following code: #+NAME: example-block1 #+BEGIN_EXAMPLE Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit. #+END_EXAMPLE #+NAME: example-block2 #+BEGIN_EXAMPLE Sed do eiusmod ...
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Wrong default-directory when inside a tmux session

I'm trying to use tmux inside emacs for a long time. I want to use it to attach to remote (long living) session. Attaching to sessions works fine but I have some problems in my daily workflow because ...
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How to mount/unmount devices?

I'm interested in mount/umount usb and other devices directly from emacs. In many file mangers (like nautilus) the devices are automatically discovered and indicated with an icon, it's possible to do ...
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Enter not sent to bash in shell buffer on Windows

I've asked this question: Emacs opens gitbash in new system window the solution make git bash run on windows but prompt was not read only. I've applied this solution Any way to make prompts and ...
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What is a default shell on emacs 26.1 on Windows 10

I've been using default shell in Emacs (not eshell) for some time, defined some useful macros etc. Installed cygwin and now my default shell is bash. All of my macros and functions stopped working. ...
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xclip fails to set selection when using tramp

I use Emacs in the terminal (emacs -nw) and xclip.el for synchronising the kill ring with the X clipboard. Under normal circumstances this works fine, but when visiting buffers with tramp xclip is not ...
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Run custom bash functions with M-!

I have a few custom bash functions that are defined is some file and are made available to me in regular terminals via the line . "/path/Custom Bash Functions.sh" in my ~/.bashrc. However, Emacs ...
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How disable show warning message in shell?

Emacs 26.1 Every time when I start shell I get the next message: How I can disable this message?
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Multi-term issue with line wrapping for shell but not applications

I use multi-term within spacemacs for most of my command-line operations. It works well except some annoying behavior in the shell prompt (zsh but similar for bash) on commands which go over the ...
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Why in shell mode not show row/column number in mode line?

Emacs 26.1 I use smart mode line https://github.com/Malabarba/smart-mode-line. Here result: As you can see in scratch buffer show row/column numbers. But in shell mode not. Why? How I can fix this?
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Elpy - Close Window when invoking elpy-shell-kill

Elpy helps a great deal, when editing Python-Code. For example it let's you run the current file with C-c C-c in a new Window with a REPL. When i'm done with this, i can hit C-c C-k (elpy-shell-kill) ...
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pipe buffer contents to shell as pseudo-file

I'd like to use wdiff to compare the contents of the current buffer to a previous version of the file the buffer is visiting. So, this would be a word-level live diff of the current buffer against a ...
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Have shell inherit buffer local process-environment

I have made buffer local changes to `process-environment' using the technique described in How can I get buffer-local environment variables via .dir-locals. I then call shell from that buffer. If I ...
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Shell mode - clear screen but keep scrollback

When using a normal terminal application (like Konsole, for example), I regularly use Control-L or the clear command to clear the terminal's contents, leaving the cursor on the top. When I do this, I ...
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emacs daemon and ssh agent forwarding

In order to use ssh agent forwarding with emacs in daemon mode, running on a remote server, I've come-up with the following. I have an alias for the client like so: alias emacsclient="update_agent;/...
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shell: comint-dynamic-list-input-ring interactively in ido mode?

windows 10, emacs 26.1 M-x shell Press C-c C-l run command "commint-dynamic-list-input-ring" and as result show Possible history references: in the *Input History* buffer. OK. But it's very slow. ...
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helm-comint-input-ring - get error: shell-mode-map

windows 10, emacs 26.1, helm 3.0 I use C-c C-l (comint-dynamic-list-input-ring) I get something like this: But I don't like this. I want to use helm-comint-input-ring. I want to get something like ...
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When I start Emacs: Symbol's value as variable is void: shell-mode-map [duplicate]

System: Windows 10, Emacs 26.1, Helm 3.0 In my init.el: ;; Shell commands history (define-key shell-mode-map (kbd "C-c C-l") 'helm-comint-input-ring) When I start Emacs I get the following error: ...
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How to force new `shell` to appear in current buffer?

Whenever I run M-x shell, a buffer appears almost randomly somewhere - splitting current buffers as it sees fit. I cannot work out the logic behind it. The docstring says: (shell &optional ...
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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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How filter text in shell interactively (“on fly”)?

windows 10, Emacs 26.1 M-x shell I start Android application that very long time generate many lines in shell. adb logcat -vtime Here example: In all of this text I need only lines that contain ...
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Why isn't the flushed output from my Emacs shell buffer getting into the kill ring?

Following the advice given on p. 121 of Learning GNU Emacs, 2nd Ed., I'm entering the command sequence: C-c C-o, immediately after executing a command in my Emacs shell buffer. And I'm seeing the ...
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Using pipe in a shell command

Say I am in dired and the pointer is on a file called test which contains: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. I type ! to run a shell command ...
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Switch between term and shell keeping directory

I am a beginner user of emacs so please answer being aware of this. I use dired to connect to a remote computer and navigate directories. I sometimes want to go to a shell or terminal on the remote ...
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Displaying a second buffer with a shell?

I would like to have a text buffer for writing to a file on the left side and a shell (zsh) on the right side for interacting with a REPL. Is that possible? At the moment I realize that with tmux ...
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sub shell does not open on the same window I want

I have a little issue, not too big but a little annoying. Suppose I open 3 windows in my Emacs GNU like this: Once I position myself in any window (the largest one, in this screenshot) and press/...
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Break (C-c C-c) in ESS-remote R shell

I am running my R scripts on a remote shell using M-x shell ssh -X -C name@server.edu srun -p nodeX --pty R (slurm command to start R) M-x ess-remote and select 'R' everythink works fine, until I ...
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Split window with new buffer and spawn a new shell in same (possibly remote) directory as old buffer

In tmux, I can press some key combination and split the current window into two windows in the same directory. I've tried the split-window-* function, but found it just duplicates the same buffer in ...
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Emacs shell does not work

I have problem starting shell in Emacs. When I do "M-x shell", this error message come up in shell buffer: no sessions open terminal failed: terminal does not support clear Process shell ...
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How to autoscroll a window to always show the end of a growing buffer?

Context: I have a window that shows the output of a shell command. As new lines are added, I'd like the window to always show the most recent lines. Example: (let ((temp-window (or (get-buffer-...
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How to scroll back through the command line history in the Emacs interactive subshell?

Let us say in the interactive subshell I run these commands: command_a command-b command_c ... command_z I type M-p to go back to command_z. But how can I scroll back the history of commands until ...
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From Org code block on *nix run (Power-)Shell (scripts) on MS Windows via SSH

To better integrate my Windows DevOps into Emacs Org-mode, I'd like to use my local emacs as an IDE for a remote Powershell. SSH was easily setup, from Linux shell ssh I can successfully login to a ...
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How to run process in administrative mode from Emacs?

I've been using powershell.el in MS Windows Emacs, but I sometimes want to be administrative mode so that I can do software installation via chocolatey, etc. Is there any way to call shell command, ...
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Terminfo database in Emacs shell not updated after (text-scale-adjust)

The following sequence of commands shows that the number of columns in terminfo's database inside an Emacs shell buffer is not updated when the user decreases the size of the font with "C-x C--" (text-...
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Set custom bashrc or PS1 variable

I'm using, at the terminal on my android device, an simple approach to show the path to my location (export PS1="(\w)$ "). However, the \w seems to not be working in emacs shell emulator running ...
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How narrow shell output?

Emacs 25.1. I start M-x shell. And run some process that generate text to output. How can I filter this output?
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How to send few chars to shell buffer automatically/periodically

I would like Emacs to send a few chars (command, ideally) to a specific buffer (ssh shell) so that the session does not terminate. How can I achieve this?
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Shell coding system

If, before M-x shell, I run C-x RET c (universal-coding-system-argument) I can change the coding system used by the shell. Therefore, given echo Straße > foo foo will be encoded in the related ...
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autosave on shell buffers

How can I set things up so the buffer being used to run an inferior shell will be autosaved periodically to a file? The file to save in could be named "shell-2018-01-22". I thought this would be ...
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Shell IO Behavior For Emacs' Shells

The GNU page for Eshell says that Eshell is not a replacement for system shells such as bash or zsh. Use Eshell when you want to move text between Emacs and external processes; if you only want to ...