Questions tagged [term]

is for the Emacs text terminal emulator, which by default runs in a sub-shell in a buffer named `*terminal*` with `term-mode`. `M-x term` command starts a terminal.

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Problems with keybindings when using terminal

I have the following line in init.el: (global-set-key [(control \;)] 'comment-region) It works very well in GUI window, but if emacs is invoked with the -nw option then C-; doesn't comment region, ...
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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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Use Super in emacs -nw in linux

I have been struggling to find a simple and direct question to the answer and therefore I have decided to ask here. Q: Is there a way to use Super in Emacs launched in a Terminal in Linux? P.S: I ...
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in term-mode, how do I run regular emacs commands?

Upon starting term-mode, Emacs delegates all keypresses to the terminal you're running. That's great for compatibility purposes, but leaves Emacs functionality behind. How do I get back to Emacs ...
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Automatically update default-directory when PWD changes in shell-mode and term-mode

Are there any options or packages which cause default-directory to be updated if the working directory changes in shell-mode and term-mode? I.e. when using cd, but the solution would have to be more ...
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How to override keybindings for `term`

For some tasks like using ruby's pry and tmux both eshell and shell do not behave well. I tried to use term, but my innability to override the keybindings in term makes its use annoying. How can I ...
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Is it possible to use Bash for Windows as the term in Emacs for Windows

When I run M-x term on the Windows version of Emacs, I am prompted to run C:/Program Files/emacs/libexec/emacs/25.1/x86_64-w64-mingw32/cmdproxy.exe New versions of Windows 10 have the Linux subsystem ...
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How to remap backward-delete and help command while using Emacs from a terminal emulator?

I was using Emacs on CentOS 7 from the MobaXterm terminal on Windows 7, but the backspace key instead of backward-deleting a character invokes the prefix command C-h. According to EmacsWiki, I tried ...
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Proper TERM type for eshell

Is there a way to make eshell behave better? By default printenv TERM returns dumb. For example brew often complains about the terminal type and causes eshell to "jiggle" while the progress bar is ...
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Rename buffer in Ibuffer

A buffer can be renamed with rename-buffer command. Is it possible to rename buffers from IBuffer? A use case is to rename a bunch of Term buffers from Ibuffer. The default name for Term buffers is *...
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How to open a external terminal from emacs

Brand new emacs user here. I want to have the ability of opening a terminal with current file path from emacs, like what the open terminal here package does in sublime text 2. By terminal, I mean a ...
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Problem with line number limit in linum-mode

I am using the term of Emacs to compile some code, with linum-mode enabled to display the line numbers for the terminal, and the line numbers stop increasing as soon as they reach 2049. If I write ...
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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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Check if terminal supports Unicode

I would like to use special mark symbols not only in window-system but also in xterm: (setq gnus-summary-to-prefix (if window-system "▒ " "==> ")) What check I should use?
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Is there a linux terminal with emacs keybindings?

I sometimes need to work in a terminal. E.g compile gtk. I found that the native emacs shell doesn't quite do what a native terminal does. And anyway I'd like to keep them two separate. Now, is ...
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How can I quit Emacs from within a term within Emacs?

I'm in a situation where I have to ssh into a machine and do all of my coding on there. For a while I would ssh in and then use tmux and emacs -nw mode. Recently, I discovered the term command. Now ...
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TERM, terminfo, termcap. What are they how does Emacs use it?

I have a few questions about the relationship between TERM, terminfo and termcap and Emacs. I do not know exactly what TERM, terminfo and termcap are. I am on OS X. I do not know what values (and ...
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Why does emacs (getenv "TERM") return incorrect data?

I'm running Emacs 25.2.2 on Ubuntu 17.10. Although my environment has TERM=xterm-256color, (getenv "TERM") returns dumb, which is incorrect. Why does (getenv "TERM") return an incorrect value?
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How to open and rename several multi-term buffers on start-up?

After each reboot, I have to painfully re-create and rename the multi-term buffers I use in my daily routine. I am completely new to Lisp, but nonetheless, I searched for similar problem on the web ...
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Conditional True color (24 bit color) support for iTerm2 and Terminal.app in OSX with Fish shell

I'd like to try and get to a similar setup that I have with N/Vim in OSX, whereby Truecolor support is enabled in iTerm2 (which supports 24bit colors) but disabled in the native Terminal app (which ...
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Exit emacs client that runs inside emacs terminal buffer

Recently, I'd wanted to commit to my git repository from within emacs. Instead of running some git mode commands, I opened up a terminal buffer and run git commit inside. This works fine, except that ...
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Emacs theme not covering up the entire terminal window. The Ubuntu purple terminal background is showing on the edges

At the bottom of the screen when emacs is open there is a strip of purple, meaning that emacs in terminal isnt maximizing to the full size that the terminal window allows and thus the background from ...
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Emacs colors being set differently when TERM is 'screen-256color' and 'xterm-256color'

I'm using Emacs in a terminal and am finding that when the TERM environment variable is changed between screen-256color and xterm-256color, the default colors within Emacs are set differently. Just ...
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mutt (and others) in ansi-term - terrible refresh rate

I'm trying to run mutt in ansi-term in the GUI on OS X. The refresh rate is really slow for some reason, so when I try to navigate between emails the result is pretty much unreadable. Has anyone found ...
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dirtrack mode with fish-shell

I recently started using the fish shell. I tried using it in term-mode in Emacs. One characteristic of this shell is that it shortens the current working directory before printing it as the prompt. ...
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Cargo-process does not accept user input

Using the Emacs mode for Cargo, I'm able to build and run Rust code inside Emacs. However, the terminal that opens when executing cargo-process-run does not accept user input. For example, when ...
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Terminal warning when starting emacs

If I start emacs from the terminal, emacs will start up with a warning on the terminal: Warning: Cannot convert string "-*-courier-medium-r-*-*-*-120-*-*-*-*-iso8859-*" to type FontStruct I tried ...
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Undesirable Cursor Jump After Movement with M-left or M-right in Term-Mode

When I reposition the cursor in term-mode or ansi-term with M-left or M-right, it always returns to its original position (see animation below). Is this behavior standard? Is there a way to change it ...
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(How) can I emulate {eshell,comint}-output-filter-functions in term?

What I want to do from inside a term shell is have a function called when there is new output or a certain regexp (e.g. a prompt) appears in in a term's output. The callback function should then be ...
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How do I page when "ESC - (1 of n) [C-h paging/help]" shows in the emacs status bar?

I am an Emacs newbie having some problems navigating around when using the terminal, but pressing the ESC key brings up a huge list of key options which gives me the option of paging down and possibly ...
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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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"Invalid face reference: linum" even load linum after make frame

I want to have line number at buffer, but when I use Emacs server, the Message buffer display the following error: Invalid face reference: font-lock-comment-delimiter-face [2 times] Invalid face ...
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Tmux and term-mode

I've been running tmux inside of my term buffer but when I do that there are some issues and the buffer often becomes messed up, with the cursor being in the wrong spot and overwriting text or other ...
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Howto display unicode character \u2026 in terminal mode in emacs

Magit uses Horizontal Ellipsis unicode escape "\u2026" (which should display as "...") to mark hidden section. How can I configure the Terminal/Emacs to display them when running in terminal mode (...
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How to make M-x ansi-term behave like M-x shell (opening in new window)?

I use (global-set-key (kbd "C-c a") '(lambda () (interactive) (ansi-term "/bin/bash"))) to open a bash ansi-term. Unlike M-x shell, this "occupies" the whole buffer/frame. I am wondering if one ...
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What linux terminal app is compatible with emacs keybindings?

I am using terminal Emacs (emacs -nw). Gnome terminal doesn't behave well with it (key bindings break), and KDE's Konsole is even worse. Surprisingly, when I ssh from a windows machine the behavior is ...
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Reading info files without knowing their path

If I'm in a terminal, I can just type info glibc and get info about glibc. Since emacs reads info files, it's silly to use M-x term to read info files from within emacs. I know you can use C-u C-h i ...
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How can I compile and run my C code from within Emacs like I would with the terminal?

I recently moved from Code::Blocks to Emacs to write C code. The one thing I don't like (because it takes too much time and effort for a simple and repetitive task) is the fact that I can't compile/...
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In term-mode how can I make line-mode the default

Got line-mode to work as for this: in term-mode, how do I run regular emacs commands? Now how do I make it the default ?
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Unicode characters with same font produce different results in GUI and terminal

While I'm able to display the cute little snowman ☃ in both GUI and terminal I'm not able to display these unicode characters in the terminal although it works in the GUI : Ⓐ Ⓑ ... I've got the usual ...
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Running a command in term from eshell with arguments

Basically I want to run watch from eshell. Simply running watch date (for example) doesn't work (only the first header line is displayed). Apparently I should run it with term or ansi-term but these ...
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How to get a fully functional Julia REPL in emacs?

Some people like me prefer to keep as much as possible in one emacs window (it saves screen retail), so want to run Julia as an inferior shell in emacs. The "run-julia" command that comes with the ...
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C-x in terminal

In M-x term, how can I make C-x do what it does in line mode in char mode also? I know that C-c is one answer here but (a) that's not good enough for me and (b) I'm using emacs so there has to be a ...
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How to launch terminal.app from elisp

I've been using shell-pop recently, and it's nice how I can pop to default-directory in term immediately. For the times I'd rather use a dedicated terminal, is it possible to create an equivalent for ...
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Emacs term loses characters when using ps and grep

I'm trying to use different terminals on Emacs. The one I'm currently trying is term. When I execute a ps command and grep its output on Emacs, I don't get the same result as in gnome-terminal, xterm,...
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ansi-term scroll problem on fast output

I use a terminal from within Emacs via M-x RET ansi-term RET. The problem is that when I run a program which echoes a lot of output, ansi-term first scrolls with the output (such that the last line of ...
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How do you set colors for term?

I want to run tmux in emacs. I checked that it works in term, but default colors are awfully hard to read: How can they be changed to a sensible setting from .emacs file?
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Saving raw ANSI escape codes in M-x shell, M-x eshell, or M-x term

Each of M-x shell, M-x eshell, and M-x term in Emacs lets me save the buffer to a text file. But the terminal colors are not saved. How do I save the raw ANSI escape sequences too?
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How to make 'term' close the buffer when the process exits?

When I press Ctrl-D in a 'term', the buffer stays open with the text "Process terminal finished". How can I make this buffer close instead of staying open with this text displayed? Note, ...
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completion for .bash_history

I am considering implementing an ivy-powered bash_history greper for term-mode, but before I do I wanted to know if this has already been done, by some fancy company-bashhistory package or whatever. ...