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Re: undo in shell buffer?


From: Xah Lee
Subject: Re: undo in shell buffer?
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2009 10:20:54 -0800 (PST)
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On Jan 6, 6:25 pm, "Samuel Wales" <address@hidden> wrote:
> I ran a large output, and found that a warning popped up about undo
> using up too much memory.
>
> Is undo necessary in that buffer except for the last line?  Is it safe
> to make undo-limit buffer-local and set it to a low value?

it's just up to you.

> Also, I'm not sure I know the benefits and drawbacks of shell vs.
> term.  Both seem to work with a little tweaking.  Which do most people
> use?

the practical diff is that in term you can call ssh, vi, top, etc
processes that requires a real terminal. In shell you can't. Also, in
term, the most traditional emacs kbd shortcuts won't work. Most people
use shell.

see also:

• Emacs and Unix Tips
  http://xahlee.org/emacs/emacs_unix.html

  Xah
∑ http://xahlee.org/

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