36.9 Term Mode
The terminal emulator uses Term mode, which has two input modes. In
line mode, Term basically acts like Shell mode (see Shell Mode).
In char mode, each character is sent directly to the subshell, except
for the Term escape character, normally C-c.
To switch between line and char mode, use these commands:
- C-c C-j
- Switch to line mode (
term-line-mode). Do nothing if already in
- C-c C-k
- Switch to char mode (
term-char-mode). Do nothing if already in
The following commands are only available in char mode:
- C-c C-c
- Send a literal <C-c> to the sub-shell.
- C-c char
- This is equivalent to C-x char in normal Emacs. For
example, C-c o invokes the global binding of C-x o, which
is normally ‘other-window’.
Term mode has a page-at-a-time feature. When enabled, it makes
output pause at the end of each screenful:
- C-c C-q
- Toggle the page-at-a-time feature. This command works in both line
and char modes. When the feature is enabled, the mode-line displays
the word ‘page’, and each time Term receives more than a
screenful of output, it pauses and displays ‘**MORE**’ in the
mode-line. Type <SPC> to display the next screenful of output, or
? to see your other options. The interface is similar to the