This module extends the built-in Emacs Shell (eshell).
The Emacs Shell or eshell is a shell-like command interpreter implemented in Emacs Lisp. It is an alternative to traditional shells such as bash, zsh, fish, etc. that is built into Emacs and entirely cross-platform.
It’s stable, works anywhere Emacs runs (on any OS), and has no external dependencies. The downside is it lacks features some features you’d expect from mature shells (and a tiny community around it), tends to be slower in some cases, and does not support command line tools with TUIs (e.g. curses, ncdu, nmtui, top, etc).
Eshell would be perfect if you didn’t have to reinvent all the wheels in the dealership.
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1.2. Module flags
This module has no flags.
- Even with
fish-completion-fallback-on-bash-pnon-nil, fish must be installed for bash completion to work. Workaround in config.el.
M-x eshell-did-you-meandoes not work on first invocation, so we manually invoke it once.
3. TODO Usage
4. TODO Configuration
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4.1. TERM name
By default, eshell sets the $TERM variable to "xterm-256color", which helps with rendering various colours. As eshell is not a terminal emulator, these will not always work 100%. Modifying eshell-term-name to your liking may help.
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6. TODO Appendix
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