eshell doesn't show error messages

eshell doesn't show error messages

Post by Alexander Vorobi » Wed, 29 Aug 2001 08:15:52


My problem is that eshell doesn't show error messages from external
such as tar, less etc. It just displays command prompt again on the
next line. Embedded commands (ls & Co) do show erros ok.

When I try M-x eshell-test it opens up a buffer named *eshell test*
containing the following:

Testing Eshell under GNU Emacs 21.4 (patch 3) "Academic Rigor" XEmacs
Lucid (i686-pc-linux)

--- Mon Aug 27 18:16:26 2001 --- (completed in 0 seconds)

and it displays a message "Eshell test suite completed: No failures"
in minibuffer. I use pre-packaged for xemacs eshell from

My configuration is XEmacs 21.4.3 with mule on Linux (kernel 2.4.5)

Thanks in advance for any help,


1. movemail program doesn't print error messages

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Two lines in lib-src/movemail.c are interchanged in XEmacs 19.15,
preventing the program from printing error messages. I've appended a
patched to correct it.


*** movemail.c.old      Wed Dec 18 04:29:16 1996
--- movemail.c  Mon Mar 31 17:19:33 1997
*** 375,382 ****
       CONST char *s1, *s2;
    if (delete_lockname)
-   error (s1, s2, "");
      unlink (delete_lockname);
    exit (1);

--- 375,382 ----
       CONST char *s1, *s2;
    if (delete_lockname)
      unlink (delete_lockname);
+   error (s1, s2, "");
    exit (1);

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Version: 2.6.3i
Comment: Key at



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