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I know I can open another terminal, but that is bothersome.

marked as duplicate by steeldriver, Jeff Schaller, Community Jun 4 '16 at 1:53

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  • What do you mean to free up the terminal? How can having more than one terminal window be bothersome? It sounds like you prefer to overcomplicate your life out of sheer laziness which is quite counter-intuitive. – Julie Pelletier Jun 4 '16 at 1:17
  • Actually my files are pretty deep in a directory, so it is bothersome having to cd through a lot of directories many times. I remember there was a way to do this with gedit. – Goldname Jun 4 '16 at 1:22
  • You still don't clarify the actual problem. You merely mention a really tiny problem of cding to your files if you open a new terminal, which could be solved in a million different ways. If you are more comfortable with gedit, why don't you use it? – Julie Pelletier Jun 4 '16 at 1:26
  • @steeldriver: It is possible, but still unclear, and I'm sure there are better ways to run a shell from inside emacs than to send it in the background. Imagine the number of keys that OP will have to press to get it done and that would be exhausting. – Julie Pelletier Jun 4 '16 at 1:27
  • @JuliePelletier that is the sole problem. It is solved by appending & to the command. This now I remember is how I did it with gedit. I don't want to use gedit right now. – Goldname Jun 4 '16 at 1:57

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