[erlang-questions] newbie question: multiple shells, same VM?

Tim Watson <>
Thu Feb 2 10:48:58 CET 2012

Have a look at run_erl and to_erl.

On 2 February 2012 09:29, Miles Fidelman <> wrote:

> Hi,
> Please pardon a perhaps silly newbie question.
> I'm just beginning to learn Erlang, and as I start playing with code that
> involves multiple concurrent processes, I find myself wanting to have
> multiple windows open, each running an Erlang shell, but all running on the
> same VM -- e.g., so I can interact with one process via one window and
> another process through a 2nd window, while those processes are both
> running in the same Erlang environment.  (I.e., the same behavior one has
> with a regular Unix shell - open a new window, it's a new process, but it's
> running on a common underlying O/S instance).
> Which leads to the question: Is this possible, and if so, how?
> Thanks very much,
> Miles Fidelman
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