Questions tagged [terminal]

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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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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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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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terminal emulator for ncurses applications

What is the recommended terminal emulator in emacs to use ncurses applications? I use things like wicd-curses, cmake and other applications with rich ncurses interfaces and I am having trouble in ...
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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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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 ...