Lightweight library for managing project-aware shell and command buffers
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projector is a lightweight Emacs library for managing project-aware shell and shell-command buffers. It leverages the great projectile project interaction library to make it easy to manage command line tools.

For async processes, it uses alert for handling the exit message. This makes it easy to hook into notification programs like terminal-notifier or growlnotify.

Installation

Recommended install from MELPA with M-x package-install projector.

Example setup:

(require 'projector)  
(setq alert-default-style 'notifier)
(setq projector-always-background-regex '("^mysql.server\\.*" "^powder\\.*"))
(setq projector-command-modes-alist '(("^heroku run\\.*" . inf-ruby-mode)))

Available Options

projector-always-background-regex

You can set this to a list of regex patterns for commands that should always run in the background and will alert on completion.

projector-command-modes-alist

An alist of command patterns to run in specific modes. The alist should follow the format of (COMMAND-REGEX . MODE).

projector-default-command

The default command to run with projector-run-default-shell-command. This is usually most helpful to set on a directoy local level via a .dir-locals.el file:

((nil . ((projector-default-command . "foreman start"))))

Available Commands

(projector-run-shell-command-project-root)

Run the named shell command from the current project root in a dedicated buffer. With the C-u prefix, run the process in the background and output on exit to alert.

(projector-run-shell-command-project-root-background)

Same as running (projector-run-shell-command-project-root) with the C-u prefix.

(projector-run-shell-command-current-directory)

Run the named shell command from the current directory in a dedicated buffer. With the C-u prefix, run the process in the background and output on exit to alert.

(projector-run-shell-command-current-directory-background)

Same as running (projector-run-shell-command-current-directory) with the C-u prefix.

(projector-run-default-shell-command)

Execute projector-default-command at the project root in a dedicated buffer. With the C-u prefix, run the process in the background and output on exit to alert.

(projector-switch-to-or-create-project-shell)

Find or create a dedicated shell-mode buffer for the current project.

(projector-open-project-shell)

Use completing-read to find or create a shell-mode buffer for a project.

(projector-switch-to-shell-buffer)

Use completing-read to switch to any shell buffer created by projector.

(projector-switch-to-shell-buffer-in-project)

Use completing-read to switch to any shell buffer created by projector in the current project.

(projector-switch-project-run-shell-command)

Switch to another projectile project and run a shell command from that project's root.

(projector-switch-project-run-shell-command-background)

Switch to another projectile project and run a shell command in the background from that project's root.

(projector-switch-project-run-default-shell-command)

Switch to another projectile project and run the default shell command from that project's root.

I will leave the key-binding of these up to you, or you can just call them with M-x if you'd prefer.