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Re: changing default name of shell

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: changing default name of shell
Date: 15 Oct 2002 16:06:23 +0900

Chris <> writes:
> Is there a way I can automatically change the name of a shell buffer when I 
> open it? I would it to be called just "shell" or something without the * 
> surrounding the name so it is easier to complete with tab completion...

If you have a recent (21.x) version of emacs, give `M-x shell' command a
prefix argument, e.g., `C-u M-x shell', and it will prompt you for a

Otherwise, you could always use `M-x rename-buffer' after you create
the shell.

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