While exploring GRASS GIS and writing scripts to run its commands, I realized it would be way more convenient to have a shortcut for sending lines to the shell for evaluation. This, istead of copy-pasting each sentence from the script to the shell buffer (ugh). The inspiration for this comes from the great ESS emacs package.
Thanks to this answer on Stackoverflow, I was able to do just that with a minor tweak.
(defun sh-send-line-or-region (&optional step) (interactive ()) (let ((proc (get-process "shell")) pbuf min max command) (unless proc (let ((currbuff (current-buffer))) (shell) (switch-to-buffer currbuff) (setq proc (get-process "shell")) )) (setq pbuff (process-buffer proc)) (if (use-region-p) (setq min (region-beginning) max (region-end)) (setq min (point-at-bol) max (point-at-eol))) (setq command (concat (buffer-substring min max) "\n")) (with-current-buffer pbuff (goto-char (process-mark proc)) (insert command) (move-marker (process-mark proc) (point)) (setq comint-scroll-to-bottom-on-output t) ) (process-send-string proc command) (display-buffer (process-buffer proc) t) (when step (goto-char max) (next-line)) )) (defun sh-send-line-or-region-and-step () (interactive) (sh-send-line-or-region t))
And because I’ve set
ess-eval-region-or-line-and-step, I set the same shortcut for sending commands to the shell for evaluation.
(require 'sh-script) (define-key sh-mode-map (kbd "<s-return>") 'sh-send-line-or-region-and-step)