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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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Unable to change cursor type in terminal

I'm trying to change the cursor type in Emacs. Here are the steps I'm following, C-h v cursor-type check the value of cursor type. It is set to t. start emacs with emacs -nw -Q and type (setq cursor-...
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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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have a function to disable close confirmation on terms. work on all terms but shell?

so i have this function i found on the interent (defun set-no-process-query-on-exit () (let ((proc (get-buffer-process (current-buffer)))) (when (processp proc) (set-process-query-on-exit-...
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Set specific TERM variable for only emacs terminals

I'm using multi-term right now in GUI cocoa emacs on OSX, and it works great in general. However, I'm running into a bit of an issue with my TERM variable. I generally set it to xterm-256color for ...
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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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ncurses-like based applications won't work in emacs terminals

No *curses applications (like top, htop, Linux kernel's make menuconfig and others) will work under emacs' different terms. However, the only one which seems to work is git add -i It behaves the same ...
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Enable cua-mode in term or ansi-term mode

While working with term or ansi-term in term-line mode, I am not able to use cua-mode bindings. Is this possible?
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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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Output of emacsclient not visible in terminal, in contrast to Vim

Version: GNU Emacs 25.1.50.2 (GTK+ Version 3.18.9). Gnome terminal. When I type in terminal emulator: vim foo/bar.el. Then I close the Vim session with :wq, I see the content of my Vim screen in the ...
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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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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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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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single escape to quit helm in terminal

This blog post on migrating from vim to evil-mode in emacs gives code to make a single ESC quit/cancel helm instead of 3. It worked on Emacs.app (OS X) but doesn't work from Terminal.app (both emacs ...
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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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Emacs not inheriting transparency from terminal

When I run Emacs in a terminal window, via emacs - nw or emacsclient, Emacs loads in the terminal but without transparency. (My terminal windows are set around 50 percent transparency.) What could ...
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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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1024 char limit on command line in emacs shell mode on OSX

I am running into a 1024 character limit for a bash command line in emacs shell mode. For example the command: echo xxxxxxxxxxxxx...x with 1018 x's (for a total line length of 1023 chars) works ...
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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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How to run tmux in Aquamacs

I quite like tmux and Aquamacs. I've recently been interested in how to integrate the two together. As far as I know, one cannot run Aquamacs within a terminal even with the Aquamacs CLI tool, so the ...
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how to start term in a separate window at launch

I added the following two lines to my init.el script. (split-window-vertically) (other-window 1) What I now would like to achieve is to start within the current window a term-mode with a bin/bash. ...
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Long pause during Emacs startup, prior to init file running [duplicate]

Inexperienced programmer here - When I open Emacs (24.5) on Mac Mavericks 10.9, I am getting a delay between the Emacs GUI opening and the init file being loaded. There is a white screen, which ...
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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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Latex fragment in terminal

I am currently discovering orgmode and as a math student I want to write my math lessons with this beautiful tool. I love the way LaTeX code can be displayed inline in emacs. I would like to know if ...
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Select the python version in a terminal

I want to open a python interpreter in a buffer with ipython. So I use that, from the term-mode : (make-term "ipython" "/usr/bin/env" nil "ipython" (or filename "") "--TerminalIPythonApp....
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Term buffer font-size

I am trying to make term buffer to use slightly smaller font than of the rest of Emacs. I was able to quickly find that for that I need to customize term face. I changed the font size, and indeed ...
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Strange behavior when killling text in term/multi-term [duplicate]

multi-term is my current goto when I want a command line in Emacs. However, I have noticed a strange behavior, and I am not sure whether it is a bug, or if it can be configured. If I type a command ...
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Emacs terminal prompt

My main setup uses zsh and prezto on Mac OS with a custom prompt theme (I use iTerm2 and not Terminal.app). I was wondering what's the best way to have a similar experience with an Emacs terminal ...
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how to substitute SUPER keybindings in Emacs terminal mode?

In GNU Emacs GUI, I use the Mac Command key ⌘ as super: (setq mac-command-modifier 'super) However, the ⌘ key does not send input to Terminal or iTerm2. Given this, is there a way to simulate the ...
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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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Colors illegible after upgrading OS

After having upgraded a computer from Ubuntu 15.04 to 15.10 the colors in Emacs (which I run in the terminal with --no-window-system) have changed substantially and some text is now illegible. I would ...
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How to disable global Linum mode for certain mode?

in my init.el file I have the following: (global-linum-mode 1) (add-hook 'term-mode-hook (lambda () (linum-mode))) However, when I enter ansi-term-mode linum mode is still on. I have also tried (...
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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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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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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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Incorrect Line Spacing in (term-mode, ansi-term, eshell, shell) Output

The output of certain commands in multiple major modes (term-mode, ansi-term, shell, eshell) is incorrectly spaced (see images). This occurs for numerous commands and does not occur in other emulators ...
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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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Compile-run-navigate traceback without term mode

I have experimented with emacs' various shells (term in combination with compilation-mode in particular), and have had performance problems. For that reason I still use a separate terminal (e.g. ...
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Extra output after every command running zsh in terminal

When running a command in the *terminal* in emacs, I always have the command I executed repeated twice with some extra text before the output of the command. For instance: $ echo "test" 2;echo1;...
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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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'C-M--' on Emacs Terminal on OSX fails with "C-M-_ is undefined"

I'm trying to execute C-M-- from Emacs on Terminal (iTerm2) running on OSX, but I keep getting an error saying C-M-_ is undefined. Any ideas how to workaround this?
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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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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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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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256 colors in FbTerm

Is there a way to get emacs with 256 colors in FbTerm? I've seen some old posts on the topic but I haven't seen any confirmation that it will work. EDIT: If I start FbTerm with this command: ...
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How to make ansi-term output read only?

When using ansi-term in line mode emacs lets you edit the buffer arbitrarily, not just after the last prompt. I'm trying to make it read only so I stop fudging with command output. The problem is all ...
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Extended Cursor Movement in terminal emulator (CHA and others)

Is there a way to get the Emacs terminal emulator to support cursor movement escape sequences beyond its vt100 features? A specific example is CHA (Cursor-Character-Absolute), e.g. ESC[0G should move ...
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multi-term terminal messages configurations not working as expected

I'm trying to follow this article and configure my multi-term to work with remote files seamlessly. Edit: That article seems to be down currently. Try the cached version here. But it's not working as ...
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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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How to use Emacs to open an eshell from Terminal at a specific path

By default, if I invoke emacs from terminal by typing $ emacs C:\users a directory-like environment opens. Then if I do M-x eshell, an eshell environment opens at this path. My question is how to ...
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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 ...