Commit adad6d8f authored by Glenn Morris's avatar Glenn Morris
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* doc/emacs/misc.texi (Single Shell): Mention async-shell-command-buffer.

* etc/NEWS: Related markup.
parent d1e1e53d
2012-11-12 Glenn Morris <>
* misc.texi (Single Shell): Mention async-shell-command-buffer.
2012-11-10 Glenn Morris <>
* misc.texi (Terminal emulator): Rename `term-face' to `term'.
......@@ -542,11 +542,19 @@ which is impossible to ignore.
You can also type @kbd{M-&} (@code{async-shell-command}) to execute a
shell command asynchronously; this is exactly like calling @kbd{M-!}
with a trailing @samp{&}, except that you do not need the @samp{&}.
The output buffer for asynchronous shell commands is named
The default output buffer for asynchronous shell commands is named
@samp{*Async Shell Command*}. Emacs inserts the output into this
buffer as it comes in, whether or not the buffer is visible in a
@vindex async-shell-command-buffer
If you want to run more than one asynchronous shell command at the
same time, they could end up competing for the output buffer. The
option @code{async-shell-command-buffer} specifies what to do about
this; e.g., whether to rename the pre-existing output buffer, or to
use a different buffer for the new command. Consult the variable's
documentation for more possibilities.
@kindex M-|
@findex shell-command-on-region
@kbd{M-|} (@code{shell-command-on-region}) is like @kbd{M-!}, but
......@@ -561,8 +561,9 @@ Sphinx support has been improved.
*** `sh-use-smie' lets you choose a new indentation and navigation code.
** New option `async-shell-command-buffer' specifies the buffer to use
for a new asynchronous shell command when the default output buffer
for a new asynchronous `shell-command' when the default output buffer
`*Async Shell Command*' is already in use.
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