The first is a bug (I think), the other three problems are
just annoying since I have to do something (as everybody I
Environment: RH 6.1, emacs 20.4, tchs 6.08, all
1) (bug) M-x dirs copies the command name it sends to the
shell ('dirs') to the buffer thus making the emacs' internal
'cd' command wanting to cd to (in general non-existent)
directory 'dirs' instead to the correct one, therefore
saying "couldn't cd" in the minibuffer. Yes I did disable
echo and ^M as suggested in the info & FAQ.
2) (annoying default setting) disabling ^M: could this be
added to the init? I mean
3) (annoying default setting) not echoing non-substituted
commands: could this be added to the defaults?
(set-variable 'comint-process-echoes 'T)
4) (annoying) default typeface: it appears it has no idea
what the -fg and -bg colors are from the emacs' command
line, as it sets the dafault typeface colors to black &
white. Therefore one has to do color setting such as
'(default ((t (:foreground "white" :background
(if one has set the -fg and -bg colors to firebrick and
-- Jan Hajic
I find most of these annoying as well, but we should persuade FSF to change
We're getting nasty mail from FSF folks every time we change the defaukts on
emacs, so it might be better to take this feedback directly to them.