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Re: emacs within ansi-term ( is it possible ?)

From: Michael Slass
Subject: Re: emacs within ansi-term ( is it possible ?)
Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2002 18:21:55 GMT
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2

Mahesh Padmanabhan <> writes:

>I am trying to use emacs exclusively for all shell related
>activities. For this, eshell works quite well. But, when I want to log
>in as root from eshell to modify something as root, eshell kind of
>washes its hands off. This is apparently a known problem and people
>suggested using the visual-command variable in eshell so that whenever
>I type in "su", it hands off control to ansi-term.
>That works fine except when I have to edit something as root. If I
>bring up emacs within ansi-term, all keystrokes (especially ^X ) seem
>to be grabbed by the "enclosing" emacs. Is it possible to run emacs
>within ansi-term which is within emacs or should I use jed or some
>other editor within ansi-term (I would prefer not to do that) ?

I don't know about the ansi-term problem, but you can use tramp.el to
edit files which the UID of the emacs process would not ordinarily
have privileges to do.

Mike Slass

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