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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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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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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How to get Powerline colours working in Emacs Shell/Term mode?

I have recently started using Spacemacs instead of VIM, because of great VHDL mode. In vim (neovim) I used to use VIM as terminal emulator. In Emacs I have encountered a bit of strange colour ...
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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 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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Prevent bash-completion adding an extra space when the word is incomplete

When using Emacs shell with the auto-completion feature enabled, I notice that whenever I perform typing and auto-completing a command, Emacs shell always adds an extra space after the first word. I ...
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Emacs shell and telnet buffer auto jumps to end of buffer while browsing buffer contents

Was recently required to update to RHEL 7.x and with that came a newer release of Emacs (24.3.1). With emacs I am a big user of shells and telnet sessions within emacs so that I can easily browse the ...
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Evaluation of .dir-locals.el in shell?

I observed that directory local variables, defined in .dir-locals.el, are set for files, dired-buffers, new buffers, but not for shell or eshell buffers (well, that is also the case for buffers ...
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Basic process management under Windows

I've got the following elisp: (setq proc (start-process "powershell" "*powershell*" "powershell.exe")) Unfortunately, I can't seem to get proc to do anything. For instance, in an normal shell, I ...
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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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Send a command to Emacs from an inferior process

Is it possible to send a command to Emacs from an inferior process? For my particular use-case, I would like to instruct Emacs to run the command inferior-ess-r-reload-hook (part of the ESS package) ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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how can I see the result of 'ping -c 5 127.0.0.1' live using org babel session

https://github.com/whacked/ob-shstream/blob/master/ob-shstream.el There's an add-on for org babel that let's you see streaming output of bash shell blocks. It's documentation reads like this: ;; the ...
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Including pip-installed libraries on emacs python shell

I recently found out you can run python from emacs (Python Mode -> py-shell) and I've been running my scripts through the py-shell due to only needing to C-c C-c, but I've been running into a problem: ...
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`pushd` command for shell buffer

In an interactive shell, I have a script I run that changes my directory (via pushd) and then launches an interactive program. At this point I issue M-x cd and provide Emacs with the new directory ...
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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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Since when the M-x shell open the shell on the other buffer?

I recently noticed the M-x shell command opens the shell in the other buffer. I used to do Ctrl-x 3 > Ctrl-x o > M-x shell. But recently I found that M-x shell opens the shell in the other buffer. ...
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byte-recompilation of files under a directory

As I move all my emacs.d between my machines using Git, and, obviously, I don’t version control byte-compiled files (*.elc), I sometimes get into a situation when my .el files are newer then the ...
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How to enable control character (e.g. carriage return) handling in emacs shell

I run compilation processes that, in a terminal, list what was built all on the same line. In emacs shell they are all on separate lines, filling my shell buffer with unwanted output. I realize I ...
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Send Python Buffer to ansi-term

I recently started using emacs to code in Python. I currently prefer to use python mode (defined in python.el) alongside ansi-term for the python interactive shell. I'm trying to change the behavior ...
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Can I have a separate shell switch when compiling?

Whenever I use M-x compile, I like to have the shell that's running to be configured with bash -ic so that I can easily type the compilation command (I switch between languages often, so the building ...
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How to make dired-do-async-shell-command wait for all sub processes to finish

I'm trying to run the bash script, ~/bin/xlda, ... #!/bin/sh # ~/bin/xlda old_filename="$1" new_filename=`echo $old_filename | sed 's/\(.*\.\)flac/\1m4a/'` ~/bin/xld -f alac -o "$new_filename" "$...
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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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How to disable interpretation of !! in the shell-mode history feature?

If I open a shell buffer with M-x "shell", !! is replaced with the previous command when added to the history, even when not in a shell context e.g. in a python REPL, and even if the replace does not ...
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Unable to create a new commit using Magit on Windows

trying to commit using "M-x magit-status" followed by "c c", keep getting the following: 1 git.exe … "commit" "--" Aborting commit due to empty commit message. sh -c 'printf WITH-EDITOR:: $$: No such ...
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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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M-x shell truncates commands to 4096 characters

Using M-x shell, I have encountered a problem with commandlines being truncated to 4095 characters. Steps to reproduce: perl -e 'print "0" x 5000 . "\n"' Select output for next command echo <5000 ...
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After Filename Option Shell Command on Given File

How can be executed an shell command on given file with options AFTER the filename? Trying here to run convert ScramTree.pdf ScramTreeImg.png via ! on dired mode, but command runs minibuffer input ...
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Grep exited abnormally when using lgrep command

Debian 10, Emacs 26.1 I want to search word "The" for each file in folder test1, by using the command M-x lgrep The [Enter] test1 And the result is zsh:1: no matches found: .[!.]* I ...
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shell blocks chaining with :post-processing calls and using stdin to create “filter” blocks

To increase modularisation of my emacs code blocks I'm attempting to factor out common functionality into separate function blocks. I'm running into difficulties with chaining :post calls, and using :...
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Emacs continuously asking for input and not sure what is the cause

I have this function implemented to basically compile and run the cpp file I am writing. Some files needs input (cin) so running this function will not stop and would continuously showing this message:...
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Run elisp function from console against running emacs daemon?

If I have an emacs daemon already launched (which loads my config functions, etc) via $ emacs --daemon then how can I run (from linux console) some arbitrary elisp? In my case I'd like to run (org-...
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How to show colours and clear when running React development server in eshell?

Here is how the usual Ubuntu terminal looks when you run the React development serving using npm start and make changes to your source: Say the server was already running and you tried to do npm ...
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Shell 2 shows shell 1 Filename/Process

This has bugged me on and off forever. Why does my Ibuffer show shell<1> in the Filename/Process column for buffer named *shell*<2>? MRL Name Size Mode ...
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Skim: search backward generates shell buffer in Emacs

I have configured forward and backward search between Emacs and Skim (MacOS) for my LaTeX work. While the search works fine, every time I do an backward search from Skim, an additional shell buffer ...
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run shell command interactively and insert final output into main buffer

I'm something of an Emacs newbie. I would like to run a shell script I've written and insert the output into the buffer I'm working in. But the script requires some interaction, so ideally I'd like ...