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Re: page-at-a-time output for M-x shell

From: Francis Moreau
Subject: Re: page-at-a-time output for M-x shell
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2009 08:20:46 -0700 (PDT)
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On 14 juil, 05:12, Barry Margolin <address@hidden> wrote:
> In article
> <address@hidden>,
>  Francis Moreau <address@hidden> wrote:
> > On Jul 13, 11:04 am, Peter Dyballa <address@hidden> wrote:
> > > Am 13.07.2009 um 10:03 schrieb Francis Moreau:
> > > > I never claim to have a splendid idea. I just found weird that this is
> > > > not offered by M-x shell, whereas it is by M-x term...
> > > The one offers an environment to run a shell interpreter  
> > > interactively in it,
> > OK, so what am I supposed to run in this shell interpreter ?
> > I can understand that I can't start mutt or any other appli that needs
> > all term environment in M-x shell, but the feature I'm asking is not
> > specific to term emulation, it's just a goodies to make life easier
> > when reading the _text_ output of any commands I start from this shell
> > interpreter.
> Why do you need a pager, when the Emacs shell buffer allows you to page
> back and forward through the output, search it, etc.?

Ok, let me ask you one question: why do anybody use ('| less') in all
term emulation whereas they all have the PgUp/PgDw functionality ?

because it's obviously not convenient.

It's not convenient because a) you get the wanted result without any
user interventions (search, key press...) b) the command which outputs
the data is stopped as soon as the reader stops to read the produced

Note: just to be sure I'm understood, I'm not asking for a pager in
shell mode.

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