Commit c2c6918d authored by Miles Bader's avatar Miles Bader
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Document the new BUFFER arg to the `shell' command.

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*** A new standard face `font-lock-doc-face'.
Meant for Lisp docstrings, Javadoc comments and other "documentation in code".
** Changes to Shell mode
*** The `shell' command now accepts an optional argument to specify the buffer
to use, which defaults to "*shell*". When used interactively, a
non-default buffer may be specified by giving the `shell' command a
prefix argument (causing it to prompt for the buffer name).
** Comint (subshell) changes
These changes generally affect all modes derived from comint mode, which
@c This is part of the Emacs manual.
@c Copyright (C) 1985, 86, 87, 93, 94, 95, 97, 2000
@c Copyright (C) 1985, 86, 87, 93, 94, 95, 97, 2000, 2001
@c Free Software Foundation, Inc.
@c See file emacs.texi for copying conditions.
......@@ -443,11 +443,10 @@ for time to elapse.
face @code{comint-highlight-prompt}. This makes it easier to see
previous input lines in the buffer. @xref{Faces}.
To make multiple subshells, rename the buffer @samp{*shell*} to
something different using @kbd{M-x rename-uniquely}. Then type @kbd{M-x
shell} again to create a new buffer @samp{*shell*} with its own
subshell. If you rename this buffer as well, you can create a third
one, and so on. All the subshells run independently and in parallel.
To make multiple subshells invoke @kbd{M-x shell} with a prefix
argument (e.g. @kbd{C-u M-x shell}), which will cause it to prompt for
a buffer name, and create (or reuse) a subshell in that buffer. All
subshells in different buffers run independently and in parallel.
@vindex explicit-shell-file-name
@cindex @env{ESHELL} environment variable
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