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


From: J Krugman
Subject: Re: Why have "shell" when there's "term"
Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2003 22:11:36 +0000 (UTC)
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In <address@hidden> Eric Hanchrow <address@hidden> writes:

>In shell mode, all of Emacs is readily avaiable; in term mode, it
>isn't.

>Here's what I mean: 

>* in shell mode, you can easily scroll back to the beginning of the
>  buffer with M-<, just like any other buffer; I don't think there's
>  any way to do that in term.

>* in shell mode, you can copy anything in the buffer -- your input or
>  the computer's output -- with M-w, just like any other buffer; I
>  don't think there's any way to do that in term.

>Etc. etc.

You can easily do all that in term.  Just go into line mode (C-c
C-j), and when you're done with doing Emacs stuff, go back to char
mode (C-c C-k).

But I guess the answer to my question is that Emacs has these two
highly redundant functions because each has a constituency...


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