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Yes, Eshell is my main shell - emacs
"Compare with bash (or Zsh or fish for that matters: it's all the same because they run in terminals) ..."
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Eshell breaks up with the "terminal-interface" paradigm: the UI of the Eshell commandline-interface is Emacs itself. The pager is the Emacs buffer. The input is Emacs keystrokes. The extension language is Elisp.
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That's a function of your terminal emulator. Some will intercept Shift+Ins, Shift+Ctrl+C, and Shift+Ctrl+V for these functions. You still need a pointing device to make selections though. If your keyboard has a numeric keypad then it can double as a mouse by pressing Shift+Numlock, but you may need to edit an X configuration to enable this feature.
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eshell's nice for some things, but I'm not going to give up on zsh just yet (or writing quick and dirty bash scripts). Much of this post is a muddle of confusion between programatic features (such as pipes and redirection), interactive features (such as completion), and terminal features (mouse-selection, copy-paste).

Probably most annoying is the lack of understanding that sed, awk, and grep can operate on streams, while most of emacs's editing magic works on a buffer. Using grep I can cut through a gigabyte of noise to get to the handful of bytes that are most relevant without the memory hit of loading the entire file or output of a process into memory.

Don't use a pocket knife when you need a screwdriver. Similarly, if you need to pull process output into an emacs buffer, use eshell. If you're redirecting between programs, use a system shell. If you need to edit buffers, use emacs. If you need to filter streams, use a stream-processing utility or language for the job.

And thankfully, emacs has editing modes and REPL shells for doing all that as well.
shell  emacs  cli  terminal  xterm 
5 weeks ago by dusko
Hidden gems of xterm
Last week I migrated from urxvt to xterm, because I noticed that beginning last year (2012), xterm can finally open URLs nicely. This feature was a blocker for me, since I read all my e-mails in mutt and I hate copying links.

During migration, I noticed several nice features of xterm so I decided to write a blog post about some. Let’s start.
configuration  terminal  x11  xterm  tips 
10 weeks ago by lboulard
Ubuntu virtual terminal cursor style resetting - Super User
Q: I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and using one of the virtual terminals (TTY[1-6], accessible via Ctrl-Alt-F[1-6]); I want to permanently change the appearance of my cursor from the apparent default, a blinking underline, to a blinking box. I can change it temporarily, but it is consistently resetting when certain applications are run. [...]
(me: good explanation in the "accepted answer"; quoted excerpt from tmux(1) man page provided the only command that worked to fix tmux after neovim left the terminal in a "garbage-writing" state: printf '\033[0 q')
2016  forumthread  stackexchange  textui  terminal  configuration  issue  workaround  links  unix  linux  xterm  tmux  neovim  tips  example  debian  ubuntu  mint 
12 weeks ago by ezequiel
tmux status-bar corrupted after catting a binary file, how to reset? - Unix & Linux Stack Exchange
Q: I accidentally screw up my tmux terminal after cating a binary file. Now my tmux is messed up. Detaching and re-attaching doesn't help, nor does a redraw (C-b r). Running reset only redraws the active pane, not the rest [...]
2012  tmux  issue  workaround  terminal  tips  forumthread  stackexchange  linux  unix  xterm  textui 
12 weeks ago by ezequiel
Xterm.js
Terminal front-end component written in JavaScript that works in the browser.
js  library  shell  terminal  browser  xterm  javascript 
august 2018 by mAAdhaTTah
Enable Alt Key in Xterm - Pratik Sinha
XTerm*metaSendsEscape: true
XTerm*eightBitInput: false

needs to be added to ~/.Xresources not ~/.Xdefaults
Linux  xterm  alt  weechat  Computers  slackware64 
august 2018 by themanjay
Xterm.js
Xterm.js is a terminal front-end component written in JavaScript that works in the browser.
xterm  xtermjs  javascript  browser  component  library  terminal  emulation  programming 
august 2018 by vicchow

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