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Re: Passing tab to inferiors shell in Shell mode


From: Barry Margolin
Subject: Re: Passing tab to inferiors shell in Shell mode
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 07:56:18 -0500
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In article <address@hidden>,
 "PT" <address@hidden> wrote:

> > M-x terminal-emulator
> 
> This doesn't seem to do what I want. I only want to send raw TAB
> characters to the inferior shell. All other keybindings should retain
> their normal behavior as in shell-mode.
> 
> This way I could enjoy the advantages of shell mode while using the
> superior completion implementation of the inferior shell.

The problem is that shell-mode is NOT a video terminal emulator.  Even 
if you send TAB, the shell you're sending to won't be able to do all the 
cursor control to display completions -- the escape sequences will just 
show up as literal characters in the buffer.

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Barry Margolin, address@hidden
Arlington, MA
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