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A comparitive analysis of shell, eshell, and term: what are the similiraties? What are the differences between them? When to use each of them?

It’s not written out explicitly in this format in the Emacs manual, but you can get this information just by reading chapter 38.2 Interactive Subshell and chapter 38.8 Emacs Terminal Emulator of the ...
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Why does `eshell` not create an active process In Emacs while `shell` and `term` do?

As mentioned in the manual page on Processes, the term process refers to an OS process. Emacs runs in a process, but can invoke other external processes and manage them as subprocesses. When you run M-...
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