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


From: Barry Margolin
Subject: Re: Why have "shell" when there's "term"
Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2003 23:10:16 GMT

In article <address@hidden>,
J Krugman  <address@hidden> wrote:
>But I guess the answer to my question is that Emacs has these two
>highly redundant functions because each has a constituency...

At least 90% of Unix programs don't make use of full-screen features, and
this is what M-x shell is designed to support.  term is for applications
that depend on a video terminal for their UI.

-- 
Barry Margolin, address@hidden
Level(3), Woburn, MA
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