I have been trying to figure out the eterm commands, with little luck.
How should I enter the eterm mode? There is no emacs command
containing the string "eterm", even with emacspeak installed. In
emacs 19.27, there are commands "term" and "terminal-emulator". Are
these the same thing? Is either the right mode for the eterm
commands? Is something else required in .emacs to enable use of the
The escape key for terminal-emulator is supposed to be C-^, but
several times I got stuck in some mode where the help buffer was
displayed, the cursor was in the terminal buffer, the minibuffer
displayed "press q to exit, r to retain", but no key combination was
accepted. I had to kill the process from another virtual terminal.
This may have happened with term but not for terminal-emulator.
After M-x terminal-emulator, the initial prompt is "press C-^ C-h for
help". However, emacspeak pronounces the first key as C rather than
C-^. After pressing that key combination, a second window is opened
with help for the terminal emulator. C-n moves the cursor within the
help text. However, for each line, the only thing spoken is "Press
SPC to scroll, q to exit, r to retain". To speak the help text, it is
necessary to switch windows twice with C-x o C-^ o.
I could not get any of the eterm commands to work. I ran bash in the
window. ^e had only its normal function of sending the cursor to the
end of the line. C-^ w put the window into edit mode, where all the
normal commands worked. C-c C-c returned it to run mode.
- Jim Van Zandt