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Re: Multiple shell buffers with differing shells?

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: Multiple shell buffers with differing shells?
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2000 16:20:38 -0700 (MST)

Toby Speight writes:
>Rather than copying the code, you might be able to (let ) the
>appropriate variables in a wrapper:
>;; untested
>(defun bash ()
>  (interactive)
>  (let ((explicit-shell-file-name "bash")
>        (explicit-bash-args nil))
>    (shell)))

Indeed.  But I don't think it's right to clobber the explicit-bash-args
user option.

>This means that you don't need to keep checking whether the source you
>copied has changed each time you upgrade your emacs.


>Unfortunately, `shell' hard-codes the name "*shell*" for the process
>buffer, so you can't set that from outside :-(.  (If it matters enough
>to you, submit a bug report and patch.)  Alternatively, you could
>advice `shell' to rename-buffer "*shell*" to (format "*shell %s*"
>explicit-shell-file-name) afterwards.

Here's defshell.el, which does that explicitly in `M-x bash' (not by
advising `shell') and has a couple options to control whether the *bash*
shell is reused or a new *bash<2>* shell is generated.  I'll post this
to gnu.emac.sources and if I get any
positive feedback and improvements, especially from the Windows users
out there:

Attachment: defshell.el
Description: defshell.el 1.2

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