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The word "process" means a running program. Emacs itself runs in a
process of this sort. However, in Emacs Lisp, a process is a Lisp
object that designates a subprocess created by Emacs process. External
subprocesses, such as shells, GDB, ftp, and compilers, may be used to
extend the processing capability of Emacs.
A process takes input from Emacs and returns output to Emacs for
further manipulation. Both text and signals can be communicated between
Emacs and a subprocess.
Processes have no read syntax. They print in hash notation, giving
the name of the process:
=> (#<process shell>)
Note: Processes, for information about functions that create,
delete, return information about, send input or signals to, and receive
output from processes.
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