tmux is terminal multiplexer software, allowing users to work with terminals using multiple windows and panes, which can be created, removed, attached, and reattached as needed.

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Can I change the “current window” in a tmux session without opening the client?

I am writing a script to switch to a tmux window which is something like: wmctrl -a "tmux" tmux select-window -t window:pane #Calculated from dmenu selection The problem with this is that, it ...
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Tmux option window-status-activity-style refuses to override window-status-format

I'm trying to have tmux draw my attention to background windows when they have new activity in them, but I'm having trouble with the various -activity- options. It seems as though any setting I give ...
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tmux 2.0 on OSX: ~/.tmux.conf doesn't work

I've installed tmux 2.0 from homebrew on OSX 10.10.5 By default it does not create a config, but I've researched that there should be ~/.tmux.conf file so I've created it myself I'm using iTerm2. The ...
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tmux + iterm2 integration: can't maximize pane

Is there a way to do this? By this, I mean if you have split panes, you were able to maximize a pane with iterm2 with shift + command + enter. I believe it's possible to do this in tmux as well based ...
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Tmux - select window by name

I have multiple sessions with multiple renamed windows. I would like to execute something like tmux select-window [window-name] and go to that window. The select logic can be "fuzzy". Does an ...
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Activating tmux Control Mode without resizing session

When using tmux (v2.0) Control Mode from a second Terminal window, the existing session is resized. This is frustrating when the second window is very small. To reproduce, with a tmux session named ...
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Tmux reset scrollback on keypress

When you've scrolled back within tmux (using the mouse via mode-mouse), is there a way to make tmux reset the scroll when you press a key (unless that key is a tmux command)? This seems to be ...
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Tmux: How to join 4 sessions into 4 horizontally panes

If I have four sessions called PP1, PP2, PP3, and PP4, how would I join them so that they would look something like this: ----------------- | | | | | |PP1|PP2|PP3|PP4| | | | | | ...
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How to reset the terminal emulator from tmux?

I want to "clear" the tmux pane completely. When I do something like bind-key C send-keys "clear && tmux clear-history" \; send-keys "Enter" suggested in ...
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Why does ‘tmux’ create new windows as login shells by default?

When you start a new session in tmux or create a new window inside a running session, its default behaviour is to run a shell (ex.: bash) as a login shell. I understand that a login shell is intended ...
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Is there a limit for the number of consoles in Ubuntu?

I have a VPS with Ubuntu 12.04 server. I have two tmux sessions with 3 and 4 windows, with bash running in each. Now, I want to create one more session. The first window in that session is ok. If I ...
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how to keep the window's name fixed in tmux after I rename it with zsh

I use zsh with oh-my-zsh and tmux 1.8.1 I want the windows' name changed with the changing of my dir,but fixed after I first rename it. It is fine when I use shell, but the windows' name will still ...
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sz and rz fail to transform files in tmux?

I use xshell to SSH to a Linux remote server—running Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 4 (Nahant Update 3)—without root. There aren’t any problems to use sz, rz to transform my files until I start ...
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Cygwin+tmux over ssh problems: open terminal failed: not a terminal

I can't get tmux to work inside an SSH session to a Windows machine with Cygwin: USER@HOST ~ $ tmux open terminal failed: not a terminal GNU/Screen is working fine. I understand tmux is a bit ...
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Jumping to previous prompt in terminal

In a terminal, are there any shortcuts to jump to a previous/next prompt? Scrolling up and trying to find the start of a log slows down my workflow. I'm using iTerm on OSX, but this should be ...
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How to source a script in every panes and windows of a specific tmux session

I have a shell script specific for a project which create environment variables, aliases and run some commands. I want to create a tmux session for this project which will source my shell script ...
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tmux copy-mode page up with M-v on OSX

For some reason, C-v pages down no problem. However, when I hit Alt-v, nothing happens. Here's my config: # Make C-a escape unbind C-b set -g prefix C-a bind C-a send-prefix # Make it like emacs ...
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In tmux, is it possible to list all panes in all windows?

Say, I got two windows, Window 1 contains 2 pane (1, 2), Window 2 contains 3 panes(1,2,3), and I'm in pane 1 in Window 1, and I want to jump directly into the pane 2 in Window 2, PREFIX w which is ...
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How to make byobu output the complete history directly to buffer?

It is possible to enter some sort of scrolling back mode with some keys. But I wonder if we can directly output to the buffer and use the scrolling of the terminal app. I noticed it is possible, ...
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Is it possible to close the ssh session without closing byobu or the window?

If I use byobu, exit only closes the current shell. And I have to close all the shells to terminate the session, which is terrible, because I want to keep all the shells, which is why I use byobu. ...
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tmux server being killed when shell closes

Tmux server and my tmux sessions are being killed at the end of my SSH sessions. SSH session: # timepoint 0 $ tmux # timepoint 1 # ^D [detached (from session 0)] # timepoint 2 $ tmux a # ...
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gitk not working inside of tmux

I have a weird issue where gitk does not run when I use it inside of a tmux session. If I run gitk from tmux, I get: Error in startup script: 58:102: execution error: An error of type -10810 has ...
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Change to Virtual Console 2-4 on target system via PuTTY and screen

I am trying to figure out how to change to Virtual Consoles 2-4 on a target system using PuTTY and screen. I have read the screen man pages and the replies here, but I still can't figure it out. ...
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iTerm2 + TMUX closing behaviour

I've just discovered tmux integration with iTerm2 and it's fantastic! The only thing that I'd love to change is the exit behavior on closing the window. The current behavior exit's the tmux session. I ...
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bash error when starting shell from tmux

When I open a new shell in tmux I get an error message. This error message does not show up when I start a new shell in GNOME terminal. What might tmux be running at startup that I need to check? ...
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Consequences of 'escape-time 0' tmux setting?

I find that when running (neo)vim inside tmux, the escape-key is delayed. This is fixed by putting set -sg escape-time 0 in my .tmux.conf. Presumably, this disables the possibility of using ESC as ...
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Swap Left Alt and Right Alt on Kinesis Keyboard (or Any Keyboard)

Let me back up my problem a little bit for context. I am trying to use the same modifier-key-plus-letter combination between both vim and tmux so that, if I have a vim pane/whatever on one side and a ...
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Persistent tmux session with shared socket

I would like there to always be a tmux session on a socket in /tmp/shared with a session of 0. That way I can always attach to the session via SSH: ssh user@www.example.com -t tmux -S /tmp/shared ...
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Can tmux display pretty pane corners?

I'm in the process of picking up tmux, and I'm sure I'll get used to it, but this pointy edge is bothersome. Is there a way to make the corner flush, like this (fixed with gimp)? I know that the ...
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How to access tmux session created in an ssh session locally?

After I created a tmux session and detached in an ssh session, running tmux attach at a local terminal does not bring me the session I created (tmux ls also lists nothing). ps shows tmux is still ...
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Tmux + Vim split screen artefacts

I recently switched my whole workflow to tmux + vim and so far it was awesome; However I have on very frequent problem: There are artefacts after scrolling around in a file. Note that on the right ...
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Tmux per-window priority

When using gnu-screen, I can set per-screen-session CPU and I/O priorities: sudo /usr/bin/nice -n 15 ionice -c2 -n7 sudo -i -u $user -- 'screen -dmS build' sudo /usr/bin/nice -n 20 ionice -c3 sudo ...
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Emacs cursor is invisible in tmux in iterm2

When I try to use emacs -nw inside a tmux pane under iterm2, the cursor is invisible. This behavior is present regardless of which theme I use in iterm2. I'm using emacs version 24.5 on Mac OS X ...
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tmux create panes programatically

I want to create tmux panes programatically. e.g. I have a list of commands to execute, and I'll create a shell script that will invoke a tmux command along with the commands to execute in each pane, ...
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tmux hangs when closing terminal

When I open 2 terminals with 2 different tmux sessions and close one (without exiting the session), the other one hangs. I am using tmux 2.0 (compiled from source) with zsh and testing with no conf ...
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Alternatives to byobu as a tmux distribution?

Are there good alternatives for byobu as a tmux distribution?. Minimal, stable and that just works? or most tmux users just learn tmux specifics and configure it all by themselves?
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How to dynamically set window titles in Tmux?

I want to set the title of Tmux windows dynamically to the path of the first pane. How do I set a title dynamically?
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What's the relationship between multiplexer and terminal?

Recently, I learned there's this tmux tool. in wiki, it defines tmux is a terminal multiplexer and I kinda get the idea of what it is capable of. But I'm a little confused about the relationship ...
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Tmux: binding Ctrl-`

I'd like to bind Ctrl-` in tmux to select-pane. I've tried: bind -n C-` select-pane -t :.+ Which gives me: unknown key C-` I've also tried: bind -n 'C-`' select-pane -t :.+ Which gives me the same ...
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Bind Tmux prefix to an unicode character?

I'd like to bind the Tmux prefix to the unicode character  (while also keeping C-b). I'we tried putting the following in my ~/.tmux.conf, but none of theese works set -g prefix M-$ bind M-$ ...
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what does the 'set -g' command do in tmux?

I see references to set -g <command> in tmux, for example set -g status-right ' #[bg=colour33] Branch #[(git branch)] ' I have googled and looked in man tmux and also info tmux but cant find ...
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Copy text without exiting copy mode

tmux's copy-mode offers the ability to scroll up through a window's history, visually select text, and copy it to the clipboard. As soon as text is copied, copy-mode exits and tmux returns to insert ...
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Run command in detached tmux session and log console output to file

I can run a command in a detached tmux session with: tmux new -d 'while true; do date; sleep 1; done' I can run a command in an attached tmux session and log the console output with: tmux new ...
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Tmux linux keybindings like S-C-E not working

I am trying to create S-C-E shortcut in my ~/.tmux.conf I have succeeded with staff like: bind -n ^e split-window -h bind -n C-e split-window -h # But none of the following seems to work: bind ...
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Can I fix a broken tmux session?

When my tmux session gets messed up, e.g., after I accidentally cat a binary file, is there a way to fix it? reset doesn't help much when I'm inside of a tmux session.
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tmux disregarding the configuration file even when no sessions exist

This question is similar to this question, but in this case running "killall tmux" or "tmux kill-server" is not effective. Running "tmux list-sessions" returns "failed to connect to server". Running ...
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Creating a “kill current session” shortcut in Tmux

Is it possible to create a shortcut in Tmux which would kill current session? Typing "kill-session -t mysession" is not very convenient I imagine something like bind X kill-session -t ...
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Configuring function keys in PuTTY for both Vim and Midnight Commander under tmux?

First off, I'm aware that I can use Alt+1 (through 9 and 0) to synthesize the respective function keys (F1 through F10) in Midnight Commander. It has helped me many times, but by default I still press ...
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Bug with resizing panes in tmux when using ZSH

I am using Tmux with ZSH and have a problem when trying to resize panels. I am currently using these bindings to resize panels as I work: unbind-key M-j ; bind-key -n M-j resize-pane -D 1 ...
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In mc within tmux ctrl-o doesn't work

When I run mc within tmux: $ tmux $ mc 'Ctrl-o' in mc desn't work properly: mc panes disappear, but the shell command prompt doesn't appear, and pressing any key causes mc panes appear again. When ...