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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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How to build using a tty for output?

When building, some build systems check a tty for nicer output. In the case of ninja this is used for \r to print into the same line (avoid flooding the build log). Color output. Is there a way to ...
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How do I open a .gpg file from the command line?

I have a file located in the directory ~/myfiles/list.txt.gpg. In the terminal, I type emacs ~/myfiles/list.txt.gpg and I get something that looks like this, which I'm guessing is the still encrypted ...
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Record command into bash source block using asciinema and org-babel

As you perhaps know, asciinema rec (asciinema rec path/to/file) and generate an asciicast file which contain all commands recorded on terminal. I think using asciinema to replay this file (asciinema ...
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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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(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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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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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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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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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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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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In a terminal (not in Emacs), how can I use emacs helm/swipe to choose old shell command from bash_history?

In a terminal, we can use C-r to search a command from bash_history, but it is far less powerful than the Emacs package like helm-swoop or ivy-swipe. How can I use a shortcut in terminal (e.g., C-r) ...
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Compilation mode doesn't see PATH variable

My problem is simple, I'm working in embedded systems with a RTOS named zephyr. To compile my projects I need some variables set in PATH and the problem is that when I run projectile-compile-project ...
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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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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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How to paste from clipboard/yanked text into the ansi-term in evil mode?

I'm macos user and quite new to emacs and going to set up my workflow pretty similar to what I have in vim. To reduce typing while using asni-term, I need to paste a yanked content directly via ...
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Set different highlight-line color for emacs --no-window

How can I set a different color if I am using emacs on terminal (emacs --no-window)? I use a grey highlight line when using emacs with GUI because my background theme is white. Here is the code I use ...
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How input all params from console without interactively?

Here snippet of my elips function: (defun log-report (filePath uniqueText) "Create log4j record report from any log4j (e.g.traceXXX.log) files. Log4j level MUST be in square brackets. e.g.: [DEBUG] ...
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terminal fringes and diff-hl

I use diff-hl to highlight changed lines. However it doesn't play well in terminal mode. I know that terminal Emacs doesn't support fringes, and it is better to use diff-hl-margin-mode instead, it ...
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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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how to map <C-M-left>, <C-M-right> etc to the correct hex codes in iterm2

I'm looking to configure iterm2 to output the correct hexcodes that correspond to in emacs. There's a whole bunch of mappings predefined but it's very cryptic. I'm a little bit lost as to how these ...
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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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Set 24-bit colors terminal (Truecolor) for Solarized theme on Mac

I am trying to get Solarized theme color correct in terminal by enabling truecolor on my Mac, following the instruction from Spacemaces: https://github.com/syl20bnr/spacemacs/wiki/Terminal. But I ...
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Can not activate a virtual environment in emacs, but can through the usual shell

I created a virtual environment that I can activate used a command line from Terminal (Ubuntu): source/bin activate I did what follows to achieve the same on emacs: M-! then source/bin activate ...
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Speed (timing) considerations in Emacs terminal emulators

I found emacs terminal emulator (M-x term) to be very convenient. However, it is essential for me to time certain portions of my code accurately (in order to compare speed of different algorithms ...
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PS1 under term and shell doesn't match system

I find under both shells and terms in Emacs my prompt does not appear as I would expect based on my $PS1 appears as... # Shell under Emacs ]0;slackline@583.datascience.work.com: /home/slackline@samba....
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How can I get working motion keys with `emacs -nw`?

when I start Emacs without windowing system (-nw), the motion keys are not working. Instead, I get (parts of) the escape sequences, like: ;; This buffer is for text that is not saved, and for Lisp ...
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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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Fixing Evil inside Emacs terminal mode

I use Evil mode inside Emacs to emulate vim-style editing. In the Xwindows based graphical user interface of Emacs on Ubuntu 16.04, Evil mode works perfectly. When I launch emacs in terminal mode ...
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Spacemacs terminal emulator share history with zsh

In plain vanilla emacs, I can M-x term RET RET. This starts zsh. And it 'shares' history with my non-emacs terminals. So, I can ESC / and search for commands, etc. How do I achieve that for ...
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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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C-x in terminal

I'm new to emacs and this has been bothering me for a while. Not only because I can't figure out how to do it but I can't find anyone else asking this question online. In M-x term, how can I make C-x ...
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How to turn off line wrap when opening from terminal

I'm trying to open a file from terminal and ensure that line-wrap will be off. I'm trying the following code, but it won't work emacs --no-window-system --eval '(setq truncate-lines 1)' file I don't ...
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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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term without line numbers and highlight for current line

I have the following settings in ~/.emacs: (setq linum-relative-current-symbol "") (linum-mode) (linum-relative-global-mode) (global-hl-line-mode t) In order to supress both these features in ...
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Custom title format in iTerm2 / Terminal

I've been looking all over but none of the guides I saw worked for me. I am trying to have the title of Spacemacs to show a custom format, namely the current project's name (the current folder's name)...
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how to achieve the behavior of :silent !a.out in vim

I am on terminal. I'd like to invoke a ncurses based program a.out. In vim, I do :silent !a.out, which will directly show a.out. In emacs, the closest thing I can do is (suspend-emacs "a.out"). ...
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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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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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ANSI TERM via `M-x TERM`: How to change line highlighting color?

How do you change the line-highlighting color in an ANSI-TERM?: I am using PDB++'s sticky mode for Python debugging. This is how to appears on a regular terminal (lubuntu 17.04): Notice the word ...
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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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Open a frame for emacs instance via terminal?

Say I have emacs open on one screen and on another I'm working in terminal. I see a file I want to open in emacs. Is there a quick way I could do something like emacs myfile and have a new frame, but ...
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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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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 run `gprolog` under an Emacs sub-process shell?

I'd like to run the gprolog interactive interpreter in an Emacs sub-process shell (started with M-x shell). The interactive interpret starts without a problem, but it does not respond to some ...
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Spacemacs - start popup terminal window in evil-normal-state

I've added these keybinding configuration in my Spacemacs dot file, so that I can toggle the terminal by press the \ key. ;; Keybindings (define-key evil-normal-state-map (kbd "\\") 'spacemacs/...
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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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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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Can I completely replace xterm with emacs' term mode?

What short comings can I expect from this mode, and what are some use cases for which I should really prefer my operating system's terminal emulator?
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Copy from terminal (tmux) to emacs with color?

I'm currently started using tmux because of getting tired of term-mode, and I managed to shortcut in tmux to open current session output in emacs so I could search and select from it in emacs. I have ...
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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 ...