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Posted Jun 5, 2004 11:27 UTC (Sat) by ibukanov (subscriber, #3942)
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's guide to terminal emulators

Although my primary terminal is xterm (IMHO the only terminal where UTF-8 is real and where I can enter russian text resonably well), when I need to cut and paste, I use shell window in emacs.

For text selection I prefer to use keyboard and since AFAIK there is no terminal emulator that allows to select program output using only keyboard, emacs or any other editor with a shell support is the only option.


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Posted Jun 5, 2004 12:38 UTC (Sat) by tzafrir (subscriber, #11501) [Link]

emacs is generally a lousy terminal emulator in terms of ansi terminal compatibility. IIRC it is also relatively slow.

One interesting atvantage it has is that the whole buffer of the terminal is searchable just like any other emacs buffer.

It is also the base of modes like the useful sql mode (in case you have to work with an sql server with bad command-line support, such as Oracle or DB2)

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Posted Jun 7, 2004 11:07 UTC (Mon) by wjhenney (guest, #11768) [Link]

emacs is generally a lousy terminal emulator in terms of ansi terminal compatibility. IIRC it is also relatively slow.
This is half-true: emacs' M-x shell in no way aspires to ansi terminal compatibility. Why should it? You have M-x term for that :)
One interesting atvantage it has is that the whole buffer of the terminal is searchable just like any other emacs buffer.
IMHO the most wonderful thing about emacs' shell is that it gives you full command-line editing for any program you happen to be running in the shell, not just when you are at the shell prompt. This for me outweighs by far the disadvantages most of the time (yes, it can get very CPU intensive if a program dumps megabytes of output to the terminal).

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Posted Jun 7, 2004 13:38 UTC (Mon) by lwn163 (guest, #11797) [Link]

> For text selection I prefer to use keyboard and since AFAIK there is no
> terminal emulator that allows to select program output using only
> keyboard,
>
> emacs or any other editor with a shell support is the only option.

Though it is not a terminal emulator, gnu screen allows for keyboard select
and paste, between its 'windows' as well, which is quite nice. So if I am
running emacs in one 'window' and links in another, then I can use screen's
capability to copy and paste between them without using the mouse.


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