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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Two prompt lines using emacs shell and plink

I am using emacs M-x shell command to create a shell, and from this shell I connect to a remote machine by using plink (PuTTY on windows). I have a problem with the prompt being presented twice. I ...
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How to define global keybinding for `C-c >` and `C-c <` using defhydra

I am trying to apply following solutions's keybinding to overwrite all mode's keybindings for C-c > and C-c <. From the answer for Can we do C-c > and > and > to continue indentation: (...
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How to “pipe” a string to a shell command in elisp rather than give it as an arg?

The command I'm trying to duplicate: curl https://example.com | readability https://example.com As far as I can see, though, using that | pipe is NOT the same as passing the string in as an arg. If I ...
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How to use nvm with spacemacs?

How can I use nvm with spacemacs? I want to be able to access nvm from any shell in spacemacs. I have installed nvm and it works with no problem from the terminal. When I open some shells in ...
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From an org item, launch a shell command with the item text as parameter

From an org list item, I want a function that I can bind to a shortkey or an org-speed shortcut, to be able to launch a shell command with the org list item text as parameter. Then I want to add tag ...
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How to run shell scripts at startup of Emacs/EXWM?

I have configurations I would generally run on the startup of DWM. Now, I would like to do the same with EXWM/Emacs. Is there any Elispian way to do it? EDIT: arrived in conjunction with @lawlist OBS: ...
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How to write the result of running an external command to a scratch buffer?

I'm running this ex command in evil mode: :%!grep -E "^\#" how can I write the result to some arbitrary buffer, instead of replacing the content of the current buffer?
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Specify which emacs to open for a file when running shell inside emacs

Consider a scenario I run an emacs instance E01, and use the shell inside emacs to find the file I want to open; I found the file file using this shell. Now I'm ready to open it through the shell ...
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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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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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