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Re: Junk characters in Emacs shell buffer


From: Johan Bockgård
Subject: Re: Junk characters in Emacs shell buffer
Date: Sun, 04 May 2003 04:17:51 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1001 (Gnus v5.10.1) Emacs/21.2 (usg-unix-v)

Craig Jennings <address@hidden> writes:

> Whenever I switch to the shell in Emacs and list files, I see junk
> characters before the file names. I'm a bit of a Unix newbie and am
> guessing that this has to do with colors that Emacs isn't
> interpreting correctly.

Yes, I think so.

> [0m[01;34mCVS[0m [...]

Try adding

(add-hook 'shell-mode-hook 'ansi-color-for-comint-mode-on)

to your .emacs file.

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