Install with Pen
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The complex terminal built into Pen.el is a regular terminal that has an imaginary component.

You may connect the dockerized cterm to any host process simply by prefixing ct to any shell command.

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This is how easy it is to use

  • First start the pen server
  • then prefix ct before vim or bash, or any command which runs on your host
    • it will then run that command inside pen.el and you get all the autocompletion, etc. so it’s a real terminal with Pen.el wrapped around it
  • Now you can use pen with vim, or nano, or codexify anything!

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