tmux is a terminal multiplexer, which allows users to work with terminals in terms of windows and panes, which can be created, destroyed, attached, and reattached at will.

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Session name background in tmux changes to red

My tmux status bar looks like this: Every now and again it changes to this, i.e. the session name background changes to red. I suppose this has to do with the exit status of the last command but ...
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Vim and TMux keys coexits

I am configuring vim and tmux. I configured the tab navigation in vim like this: map <M-Left> <Esc>:tabprev<CR> map <M-Right> <Esc>:tabnext<CR> map <C-T> ...
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Interactive search of tmux sessions

When switching between tmux sessions with the interactive session menu (<prefix>-s), you can jump to a specific session by typing the session's numeric or alphabetical index, e.g. (0) + ...
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Fixed highlighting in tmux

I miss highlighting (reverse mode) on console since I started to use urxvt + tmux as main terminal. The highlights was replaced with with italic font - what looks pretty cool at first - however I ...
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Execute a program in tmux without scrolling

I use tmux (with zsh, if that helps). I have a pretty good setup, but often I find myself running a program with a lot of output, and then entering copy mode and reverse searching for the line I typed ...
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tmux long lines copy and paste

I use Terminal.app for connecting to remove RHEL box and use tmux there. I have long command lines, more than the terminal width, I copy them and paste to re-execute commands, the problem is that tmux ...
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Vim: mapping for <PageUp>, <PageDown> not working in vim, but working in tmux

Did a clean install a couple days ago, copied over my .vimrc and .tmux.conf, and now Ctrl-F / Ctrl-B doesn't page down / up in vim. Ctrl-F / Ctrl-B work in tmux when selecting text. Weirder still, ...
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Switching solarized colors with mintty and tmux

I am trying to find a way to easily toggle between light/dark solarized themes without needing to create a new terminal/tmux session. I am running mintty on a Windows machine and usually log into a ...
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tmux keep ssh window after disconnect and automatically reconnect if remote host is available again

One of my tmux-panes hast two windows, ncmpcpp’s playlist (local ncmpcpp with remote-mpd host) and ncmpcpp’s visualizer (ncmpcpp started via ssh, because the visualizer fifo file can’t be read from ...
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how do I hide byobu status line?

You know, in tmux there's an option set -g status off that allows me to hide the tmux status bar, can I do the same with byobu? I can't find any option that allows me to hide the status bar and gives ...
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Copying from Emacs to other tmux pane (code execution for Ipython, sql, bash, etc)?

My preferred setup is running a terminal window with several tmux panes (a couple of shells, and an emacs session). What is the easiest way to send code from the emacs pane to be executed in the shell ...
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after SSHing into another machine and starting vim, run terminal command in original terminal

I use ssh to remotely login to a machine where I subsequently work primarily from Vim. Sometimes I want to run some shell command on my original machine without leaving Vim. What is a non-disruptive ...
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Tmux 1.9a - variable #{pane_current_command} doesn't work as expected

I'm trying to get vim-tmux-navigator to work on my my Cygwin (Win7 x64) + Tmux 1.9a but it doesn't. The reason is the variable #{pane_current_command} always returns bash instead of vim, so the ...
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tmux / screen ctrl+arrow (left right) doesn't work on SSH

I've configured tmux to skip words on Ctrl+right / left : set-window-option -g xterm-keys on It works just fine, but as I do SSH, it doesn't work and prints ;5D or ;5C.. The same issue occurred ...
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How to update DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS in tmux when that address changes?

I have noticed, that I can’t run steam in a tmux pane: it gave me error Error: Unable to open a connection to X. Check your DISPLAY environment variable and make sure that you have enabled X. If ...
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Mouse click only works once with iterm2/tmux/mosh

I'm trying to set up iTerm2 + mosh + tmux to do my remote work. I can get everything to connect up, but for some reason, the mouse response is funky. If I split my tmux window so I have two panes and ...
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Is it possible to always use systems clipboard when selecting/copying in tmux

I know you can use shift when in tmux to copy to the systems clipboard when selecting. Is it possible to make that the default option, i.e. the way most terminals work by default? Thanks.
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How do I resize the ‘usable area’ of a tmux session?

I'm using a ‘session group’, to keep multiple OS-level, window-managed terminal windows open to different tmux ‘windows’ (so they share a default working-directory, tmux settings, etceteras.) Those ...
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tmux: Detect which process runs in the active pane

Is there a way how to detect what process runs in the active pane? tmux: Find "my" window, check if it's active is related, however, it deals with the detection from within the pane. I ...
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How does one swap two panes in Tmux?

I have two panes in horizontal split. I'd like to have the pane currently on the right to be on the left in the window. I'm not talking about moving the focus (Ctrl+B o). How do I achieve this? 'left ...
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Attach a tmux session to a remote machine

I am using tmux on my local machine and usually have several sessions simultaneously. What I usually do is I have a session with different windows to work locally and the other sessions in which I ...
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TMUX window names disappear after one command

I'm running TMUX on OSX Yosemite. I can name the windows without any issues, but when ever I make a new command (anything, even just enter) it switches back to the "directory" as the window name. Why ...
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Pipe directly to a Tmux pane

I've been looking at the available Tmux commands and I can see, out of the box, that I can pipe output from a pane elsewhere or write to the terminal assigned to the session. I would like to have ...
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In tmux how do I exit the command prompt without typing an invalid command?

I can't figure out how to get out of the command prompt state I sometimes end up in when I hit cntrl+b :. I do this sometimes by accident when I'm about switch panes and then want to go into the vim ...
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Scrolling up and down in tmux session on OSX iTerm 2 and Macbook Pro

I have a Macbook Pro without dedicated PgUp and PgDown keys. What would be proper way to configure iTerm 2 and tmux so that I can scroll back tmux buffer with Fn+Up and Fn+Down (I think these usually ...
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How to automate text selection in tmux?

I'd like to automate the following task in tmux: enter copy mode move the cursor up X lines select Y lines above the cursor yank those lines Is this feasible? How? I was able to enter copy mode ...
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Tmux copy the selection to /dev/clipboard wiithout key-mapping

Many answers related to this topic suggest to map Ctrl+y to a command that pipes tmux show-buffer to xclip. In the specific case of cygwin, the correct way to interract with the Windows clipboard is ...
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tmux in putty: use ctrl-arrow to switch window

I found several questions about this, but I didn't find a working answer. I'm using putty (0.63) to login to my ubuntu 14.04 vps. In tmux I would like to use ctrl-left and ctrl-right to switch tmux ...
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How can I increase the font size for tmux status line?

Is there a way to increase the font size in the tmux status line independent of the size in the panes?
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Byobu type keybindings for tmux

I have been using Byobu for some time now and really enjoying it. But now thinking of moving back to tmux. The reason is given in the later half of the question. First of all, the question: The ...
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tmux or weechat not updating screen

I'm running weechat(1.0.1) in a tmux(1.6) session on my Raspberry Pi (Raspbian[Linux 3.12.28+ armv6l GNU/Linux]). One of these two breaks screen updates. When running weechat by itself it works fine ...
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tmux search is sensitive to line wrap. Can I disable this?

When I size my terminal window so a long line is wrapped like: ----------- | hel| |lo | |> | ----------- and search backwards for "hello" in copy mode nothing is found. When I ...
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tmux printing u'0x001b' and “]112” randomly

So I've lived with this problem for several weeks now, hoping that if I just let it happen enough, I would figure out the underlying trigger. No luck. tmux in bash in gnome-terminal in XMonad on ...
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Tmux - Execute command in session on startup

What I want to do is really simple, but I can't seem to find a straightforward answer. I found this question and this question, but they're not quite what I need - I'm not running multiple sessions ...
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Adjusting screen split pane sizes in tmux

I'd like to resize the panes so I can expand / compress the pane sizes (up / down / left / right etc) .. Any way to get this done?
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Easily move between tmux windows and OSX spaces

I have bound Control+H and Control+L to switch to the previous and next tmux windows. In OSX, I have a similar key combination ⌘+⌥+Left/Right to move between spaces. I want to set it up so that I can ...
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tmux and xf86 keys (the 'Fn' key, xf86WakeUp)

I'm interested in hijacking the Fn key on my laptop and using it as the mod key for tmux, but after a bunch of tinkering with xmodmap and tmux.config, I'm not much further along in getting this to ...
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Tmux waits after switching panes

I have been using tmux for a while now, but this issue only seemed to really appear after switching machines. When switching panes directionally using prefix + arrow keys, tmux waits for a little ...
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Can't scroll back after cat with mosh, tmux and iterm2 setup

My setup is the following: https://filippo.io/my-remote-shell-session-setup When I do apt-get update on my server I can see all the output and am also able to scroll back as I expect. When I do cat ...
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tmux' “run-shell” blocks for background processes

I'm using tmux version 1.9a and I noticed that run-shell blocks using of any prefix-key commands until the command terminates. To reproduce this just execute run-shell "sleep 10" and try to ...
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tmux on Windows (msys2) and non-admin fails

Whe trying to run tmux as a non-admin I'm greeted with failed to connect to server: Permission denied It works fine when running msys-bash-mintty as administrator though. Where should I start ...
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How to set Vim inside Tmux as default system editor? (Linux)

At all times I have Tmux running, with Vim inside it. I want text files to be by default opened in that Vim instance, and not a new one. I presume I need to somehow change the default text editor as ...
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tmux multiple instances of the same session

I've recently converted from gnu-screen to tmux. I am struggling with 1 thing. My workflow is something like this. I create a session for each "task" I am doing at any point in time. That way I can ...
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Tmux + mutt not redrawing

I've recently switched to mutt, but have been using tmux for a year or so now. Mutt seems to have occasional issues redrawing, for example if I delete a bunch of email using d and then persist the ...
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Attach to the same tmux session from different nodes of a cluster

I'm working on a computing cluster which has several hundreds of nodes. A load-balancing scheme picks an idle node to login to when ssh-ing into the cluster. As a result, it is very unlikely to ...
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tmux key-binding doesn't work over ssh

I am using iterm2 on a Mac, the tmux key binding works well if I start tmux locally. In particular, the Alt + arrow to switch panes. bind -n M-Left select-pane -L bind -n M-Right select-pane -R bind ...
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increase tmux buffer size for an existing pane

I started a job two hours ago that will run for ~16 hours, in a tmux pane. But I am realizing that I have only a 100k lines buffer history and that the output will be bigger than this. Thanks to ...
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OS X terminal eating the shift key

I'm switching from iTerm 2 to the stock OS X 10.8.5 terminal (work policy, iTerm isn't on the approved software list). In my tmux configuration, I've mapped shift-left and shift-right to change ...
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GNU Screen/tmux equivalent for Windows for remote text console (not GUI) connections

Short question: is there any terminal multiplexer that runs in a Windows CMD shell? I suppose PowerShell could be enough too. Complete question: I have a Windows 7 SP1 on a powerful computer ...
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Bind keys over SSH to switch tmux tabs

I typically have 4 or 5 tmux "tabs" (aka tmux windows) open. They are created by pressing Control+B, C In many applications you can Control+Tab to switch between tabs (or internal windows, or ...