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Re: Why have "shell" when there's "term"


From: Lute Kamstra
Subject: Re: Why have "shell" when there's "term"
Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2003 16:13:53 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

J Krugman <address@hidden> writes:

> It seems to me that "M-x term" is in every way superior to "M-x
> shell".  What's the point of the latter?

I'm curious: can you be a bit more specific?  Can you give examples of
things which are done better by `term' then by `shell'?

I've been using `shell' for quite some time and am quite happy with
it.  I just tried `term' for the first time in Emacs 21 and it seemed
broken as a simple ls in bash spat out badly aligned text columns.
IIRC, it used to work in Emacs 20.  Do you use the latter version?

[Mental note: write bug report.]

Lute.

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