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

Jonathan Groll lists at groll.co.za
Thu Sep 22 12:50:56 EDT 2011

On Thu, 22 Sep 2011 15:20:32 +0000, "Hofert  Jan Marius" <marius.hofert at math.ethz.ch> wrote:
> Now I would like to know:
> What is the currently known best practice with emacs to do the same
> thing (navigating to this folder)?

Once again, take a look at dired. 

Also, why not simply create links to the folders you are interested in
from your home folder?
> I typically have to navigate a lot between folders. I guess with the
> Mac terminal I am at least 5 times as fast than having to type the
> above path by hand (incl. using <tab> completion). If drag & drop is
> not easily available, then emacs is simply not made for theses tasks.
> I hope it was made for these tasks, too, since my intention was (and
> still is), to work without the Mac's terminal. 
> I have used textmate for some years now [not sure when it came out,
> but I guess I used it for 3 years or so]. 

ECB can give you a side pane like Textmate too. See:

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