Emacs Init: Change Default Shell (PowerShell)

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .
variable. A full path to the default shell started by the command shell

sample init to set it to PowerShell

;; on windows, make pwsh the default shell
;; 2023-09-09
  ((eq system-type 'windows-nt)
   (let ((xlist
     (seq-some (lambda (x) (if (file-exists-p x) x nil)) xlist)))
  (t nil)))

Start PowerShell from Eshell

Alternatively, you can start PowerShell from eshell

  1. Alt+x eshell or Alt+x shell
  2. type powershell or pwsh. (or bash, if you have that installed)
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