[OS X Emacs] How to efficiently work with shells/term? drag & drop, history, several instances

Hofert Jan Marius marius.hofert at math.ethz.ch
Thu Sep 22 10:24:59 EDT 2011

Okay, I also tried eshell. With shell, eshell, and term, I can drag-in folders, but that just opens a new tab showing the path to the folder and its contents. Is there any simple way to get just the file path? 

Other things: 
1) M-x term ask "Run program: /bin/bash". Is there a way to just run it by default (without asking)?
2) How can one open a second or third terminal? C-u M-x term does not work [that's the solution I found for M-x shell].



PS: Concerning the problem that I can't run any commands with M-x term, I will most likely do a complete new install by the end of next week. I will then particularly pay attention when putting in things (stepwise) in Preferences.el and check when this problem appears. Roughly, I only use autopair, yasnippet, color-theme, some settings for LaTeX, some for R. That's about it. Pretty strange. 

On 2011-09-22, at 15:26 , Jonathan Groll wrote:

> On Thu, 22 Sep 2011 09:20:02 -0400, David Reitter <david.reitter at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Jonathan Groll wrote:
>>> M-x shell is a 'different' shell written in elisp. It isn't bash or
>>> whatever you're used to. And since it is written in elisp it also
>>> works on architectures such as windows.
>> Sorry, could you please cite a source for that?
>> In my M-x shell, I get:
>>> echo $SHELL
>>> /bin/bash
> Blonde day today. Meant M-x eshell. Going to shut up now.
> Cheers,
> Jonathan
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