Re: eterm problems
Jim Van Zandt writes:
> In message <199701061910.LAA23134@labrador>, "T. V. Raman" writes:
> >1) As mentioned in some of the emacspeak docs --eterm is a terminal emulator
> >that started shipping with emacs only after version 19.29.
> I have solved most of my eterm problems. A few puzzles remain:
> "M-x term" works with emacspeak. "M-x terminal-emulator" has a
> little more friendly interface (on startup, it displays a message
M-x terminal-emulator is the old terminal emulator in emacs and is highly
I have no intention of supporting it under emacspeak
> stating what the escape key is and saying how to get the help
> message), but it does not work with emacspeak. Are these modes two
> versions of the same thing, or competitors, or what?
> "M-x term" has a character and a line submode. Each has a bunch of
> commands starting with C-c. There are only three such commands common
> to both modes. Two of these are the commands to set the submode: C-c
> C-k, C-c C-j. In both submodes, characters you type are spoken. In
> line mode, a command's output and the shell's prompt are also spoken.
Think of line mode in term to be analogous to the shell buffer you get when
> you do M-x shell.
character mode in term gives you a true terminal.
Typically, I switch to character mode before running true terminal oriented
programs like emacs or vi inside the terminal.
I use line mode for doing the kind of things you would normally do in a shell
For obvious reasons you need to switch term to line mode before you can switch
> to other buffers in the running emacs.
> Do you have any comments as to when each submode is useful?
> "C-t ," will usually tell you where the eterm pointer is. The top
> left corner of the window is "row 0 column 0". However, the pointer
> can also be above the first line of the window. That region is also
I dont understand the statement "the pointer can be above the top left corner.
> described as "row 0".
> I am writing this up for an expanded version of the texinfo file that
> I'm working on.
> - Jim Van Zandt
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