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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How i can open shell in current buffer?

In function "shell" this line display shell buffer and almost always its open new shell in random frame. And I have to swap the buffers, it's annoying. ... (pop-to-buffer buffer) ... In docs says: ...
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Weird shell output when using IPython 5

I just upgraded to the latest version of IPython and now something is wrong when using it in emacs. When using it in a regular terminal it works fine (colors, tab-completion, etc.), however either ...
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Emacs and command line $PATH disagreements on OSX

Having some issues with PATH settings on Emacs that are affecting my Haskell environment: I'm using ZSH, and when I go to the command line and call echo $PATH, it returns: /Users/g/Library/Haskell/...
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What are all the ways of launching a shell from inside emacs and what are their various properties?

I know of at least four possibilities: eshell term ansi-term shell What's the complete list of tools built-in to emacs to launch a shell, and what benefits and drawbacks do they offer?
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Any way to make prompts and previous-output uneditable in shell/term-mode?

This is admittedly a superficial question. Although ansi-term starts out behaving correctly when I first open it, it seems to degrade into an 'editable' mode after a few commands, e.g., when I do C-a ...
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Git Bash in emacs on Windows

I can run the Bash shell that comes with Git for Windows. I put this in my .emacs: (defun git-bash () (interactive) (let ((explicit-shell-file-name "D:/Program Files/git/bin/bash")) (call-...
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How can I run an async process in the background without popping up a buffer?

I have defined some functions to run async background process using async-shell-command in my .emacs, but everytime I run the commands a new window (not frame) is created and the process' buffer is ...
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.bash_profile or .bashrc for shell in emacs?

I wrote an alias for a huge command and stored it in .bash_profile and to my surprise, emacs didn't pick up the alias that I wrote in .bash_profile. After some searching in the internet, I created a ....
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Async shell process buffer always clobbers window arrangement

I frequently launch external programs from emacs using M-!, such as Firefox or Evince, etc. Whenever I do, a buffer pops up full of results for the process, which clobbers whatever else I've got going ...
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File and directory autocompletion in remote shell

In my local shell, completion-at-point after cd returns a list of directories. However, when I ssh into a remote, Emacs thinks I'm still in my local home directory. How can I configure Emacs to give ...
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Org-babel invoking cmd.exe

Is there a simple configuration to get org-babel to invoke cmd.exe that doesn't involve modifying the org-babel source? Googling for ["org-babel" sh "cmd"] finds this email list discussion from 2010: ...
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How to send *shell* stdout directly to kill-ring?

Suppose that I have a *shell* buffer (i.e. a subordinate shell, started with M-x shell). Suppose also that at this shell's prompt, I can execute some command foo that sends some output to stdout. I ...
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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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How to open `shell` or `eshell` in a new window or frame

By M-x eshell or M-x shell Emacs opens a shell or an eshell in the current window. How to open this shell or eshell in a new window?
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Difference between shell and term [duplicate]

I would like to understand what is the difference between M-x shell and M-x term? Also under which circumstances should be used the first and under which the second?
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How to sort file list in helm-find-files by date

How to sort file list in helm-find-files asks how to sort the file list so that directories float to the top. My question is different: Is it possible to sort the files returned by helm-find-files ...
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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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Can't parse the output of manpages in pcmpl-args.el in Emacs 25.1.1

This is a followup to this question, as I originally was uncertain as to how to make this question into a suitable format for this site. So, I'm a user of pcmpl-args.el, which is an Emacs package that ...
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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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Change syntax highlighting without changing major mode?

I want to start a python-shell M-x python-shell. If I'm not happy with the syntax highlighting, is it possible to improve it (put more colors in the buffer) without changing major mode? In vim this ...
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How to make the init file compatible with X and console at the same time?

I have customized the .emacs file a little to suit my taste, and it works fine when run in its own window. But when I try to run it in my terminal using the command emacs -nw, it throws up the ...
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how to name buffers (*shell*)

I'm interested in naming Emacs buffers. In particular I'd like to give names to shell buffers that I've started. That way I can easily tell them apart when switching buffers.
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Unwanted escape sequences in shell mode

Post title: Unwanted escape sequences in shell mode that are NOT due to colorizing-attempts (see update below) Any idea what can cause (unwanted) escape sequences to continue showing up in the ...
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emacs opens shells in a random window, how to change this?

Try splitting the frame repeating some times the command C-x 3. Then try open the shell with M-x shell. It will open in a random window and not the one which you have typed the command from. Why?
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Why does the Emacs ansi-term and Emacs shell PS1 prompt not match my system PS1?

I'm running Mac OS 10.10.3; Emacs is complied and installed via Homebrew; I run it as a GUI application and it reports This is GNU Emacs 24.4.1 (x86_64-apple-darwin14.1.0, NS apple-appkit-1344.72) ...
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Sentence in text is read only even though the buffer is not, how to fix this?

I am running emacs 24 with the Inferior Python mode for the interpreter. See below for all the minor modes in effect. Basically the problem is that particular lines (say at the prompt) remain read-...
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How can i use a different shell in Emacs Shell?

I am currently using Zsh in my regular terminal app on my Mac OS X. However, it's heavily customized and colors don't appear properly inside Emacs. So I am thinking, I should probably use shell-mode ...
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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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Emacs shell send ^] (hat-right-sqare-bracket)

Trying to run telnet in Emacs shell I cannot figure out how to send ^] to terminate it.
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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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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 evaluate the selection through Python and replace the selection with it's result?

Being more familiar with Python then elisp, I'd like to evaluate the selection as as Python snipped - as a short-cut to opening a calculator or Python prompt and copy-pasting between them. Is there a ...
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What is the keybinding for toggling between editing the shell contents as a buffer and running commands in it?

What is the keybinding for toggling between editing the shell contents as buffer on one hand and running commands in it on the other? I have configured multi-term to run bash and the shell is ...
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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 ...