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[elpa] master 78e6619 3/4: multishell - update features list, remove cha
[elpa] master 78e6619 3/4: multishell - update features list, remove change log and todo
Sun, 24 Jan 2016 22:13:09 +0000
Author: Ken Manheimer <address@hidden>
Commit: Ken Manheimer <address@hidden>
multishell - update features list, remove change log and todo
Use multishell code commentary for change log and todo, and refer to
that from here.
(The commentary has the advantage in informing people viewing the
package via the emacs package management system, while repository
visitors also have access.)
README.md | 90 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++---------------------------------
1 files changed, 41 insertions(+), 49 deletions(-)
diff --git a/README.md b/README.md
index 4f3bcda..08125f1 100644
@@ -3,63 +3,55 @@ multishell.el
Facilitate use of multiple local and remote Emacs shell buffers.
-I use the emacs shell a *lot*. On top of emacs' powerful shell and tramp
+Multishell is available via Emacs package manager, in ELPA. Install
"multishell" from the `M-x package-list-packages` listing.
+I use the emacs shell a *lot*, including separate shells for separate
+project, and more shells for access to remote systems (which I do a lot, as
+a systems administrator). On top of emacs' powerful shell and tramp
facilities, use a `multishell` (customization-activated) key binding to:
* Get to the input point from wherever you are in a shell buffer,
-* ... or to one of your shell buffers if you're not currently in one.
+ ... or to any of your shell buffers, from anywhere inside emacs.
* Use universal arguments to launch and choose among alternate shell buffers,
-* ... and select which is default.
+ ... and change which is the current default.
+* Easily restart disconnected shells, or shells from prior sessions
+ ... the latter from Emacs builtin savehist minibuf history persistence
* Append a path to a new shell name to launch a shell in that directory,
-* ... and use a path with Emacs tramp syntax to launch a remote shell.
+ ... and use a path with Emacs tramp syntax to launch a remote shell -
+ for example:
- For example:
+ * `#root/sudo:address@hidden:/etc` for a buffer named "#root" with a
+ root shell starting in /etc.
- * `/ssh:example.net:/` for a shell buffer in / on
- example.net; the buffer will be named "*example.net*".
+ * `/ssh:example.net:/` for a shell buffer in / on example.net.
+ The buffer will be named "*example.net*".
* `#ex/ssh:example.net|sudo:address@hidden:/etc` for a root shell
starting in /etc on example.net named "*#ex*".
-(NOTE that there is a frequent problem with specifying a remote homedir
-using tramp syntax, eg `/ssh:example.net:` or `/ssh:example.net:~`. That
-sometimes fails on an obscure bug - particularly for remote+sudo with
-homedir syntax. Until fixed, you may need to start remote+sudo shells with
-an explicit path, then cd ~. With `multishell`s dir-tracking persistent
history, you'll be able to use completion to start that shell in the right
place, in your subsequent sessions.)
-Customize-group `multishell` to select and activate a keybinding and set
-various behaviors. Customize-group `savehist` to preserve buffer
-names/paths across emacs sessions.
-See the `multishell-pop-to-shell` docstring for details.
-* 2016-01-16 1.0.5 Ken Manheimer:
- - History now includes paths, when designated
- - Actively track current directory in history entries that have a path.
- Custom control: multishell-history-entry-tracks-current-directory
- - Offer to remove shell's history entry when buffer is killed
- (For now, the only UI way to remove history entries.)
- - Fix - prevent duplicate entries for same name but different paths
- - Fix - recognize and respect tramp path syntax to start in home dir
- - But tramp bug, remote+sudo hops to a home dir can fail, get wedged.
- - Simplify history var name, migrate existing history if any from old name
-* 2016-01-04 Ken Manheimer - Released to ELPA
-* 2016-01-02 Ken Manheimer - working on this in public, but not yet released.
-* Isolate tramp sporadic failure to connect to remote+sudo+homedir syntax
- (eg, /ssh:xyz.com|sudo:address@hidden: or /ssh:xyz.com|sudo:address@hidden:~)
-* Find suitable, internally consistent ways to sort tidy completions, eg:
- - first list completions for active shells, then present but inactive,
- then historical
- - some way for user to toggle between presenting just buffer names vs
- full buffer/path
- - without cutting user off from easy editing of path
-* Find proper method for setting field boundary at beginning of tramp path
- in the minibuffer, in order to see whether the field boundary magically
- enables tramp completion of the path.
-* Assess whether option to delete history entry on kill-buffer is
+ * 'interior/ssh:gateway.corp.com|ssh:interior.corp.com:' to go via
+ gateway.corp.com to your homedir on interior.corp.com. The buffer
+ will be named "*interior*". You could append a sudo hop, and so on.
+* Thanks to tramp, file visits from the shell will seamlessly be in
+ the auspices of the target account, and relative to the current
+ directory, on the host where the shell is running.
+See the `multishell-pop-to-shell` docstring (in
+[multishell.el](multishell.el)) for details, and
+[getting-to-a-shell.md](getting-to-a-shell.md) for the nitty-gritty
+decision tree that determines where different hits of the keybinding go.
+Customize-group `multishell' to select and activate a keybinding and set
+various behaviors. Customize-group `savehist' to preserve buffer
+names/paths across emacs restarts.
+[the multishell repository](https://github.com/kenmanheimer/EmacsMultishell)
+issue tracker to report problems, suggestions, etc.
+See the [multishell.el](multishell.el) file commentary for a change log and