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Re: Automatically move cursor to end of shell-mode buffer on M-p / M-n


From: Andrew Pennebaker
Subject: Re: Automatically move cursor to end of shell-mode buffer on M-p / M-n
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:15:50 -0600

That's an interesting setting. Though most of my command line interaction
is going up/down in the history and pressing enter, not sure if M-p / M-n
qualifies as input.

On Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 7:51 AM, J. David Boyd <address@hidden> wrote:

> Andrew Pennebaker <address@hidden> writes:
>
> > As a shell user, I want shell-mode M-p / M-n to automatically move my
> > cursor to the shell prompt, so that shell-mode behaves more intuitively.
> >
> > Currently, attempting to use M-p / M-n when the cursor is not at the
> > prompt, results in a warning message. I think we can make shell-mode
> behave
> > more intuitively.
> >
> > I have a workaround for this in my .emacs:
> >
> > ;; Automatically move cursor to prompt on shell up/down
> > (add-hook 'shell-mode-hook
> >           (lambda ()
> >             (define-key comint-mode-map (kbd "M-p")
> >               (lambda (arg)
> >                 (interactive "*p")
> >                 (goto-char (point-max))
> >                 (comint-previous-input arg)))
> >             (define-key comint-mode-map (kbd "M-n")
> >               (lambda (arg)
> >                 (interactive "*p")
> >                 (goto-char (point-max))
> >                 (comint-next-input arg)))))
> >
> > In the next version of Emacs, could we bake this behavior in, so that
> > shell-mode behaves more intuitively?
>
> What about setting comint-scroll-to-bottom-on-input to true?  ()I have
> that set
> when I am in a shell buffer, and any keystrokes move me right to the bottom
> and the prompt.)
>
> Documentation:
> Controls whether input to interpreter causes window to scroll.
> If nil, then do not scroll.  If t or `all', scroll all windows showing
> buffer.
> If `this', scroll only the selected window.
>
> The default is nil.
>
>
> Dave
>
>
>


-- 
Cheers,

Andrew Pennebaker
www.yellosoft.us


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