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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How to add horizontal pane above vertical panes in tmux?

I remember doing this before, but it was pretty tricky and I can't quite remember the combination of commands to get it to work. How can I turn my window with two vertical panes: ...
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Reload user group assignments inside tmux (or byobu/screen)

This question handles reloading group assignments without logging out, but it doesn't really treat a situation where you want the group assignments to be reset inside an existing tmux (or byobu or GNU ...
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Tmux somehow forgets prefix after certain key-bind

I did not change default prefix i.e. C-b. I added the following key binding in my tmux.conf bind -n C-M-w send-keys M-w\; \ run-shell "tmux save-buffer - | xclip -i -selection clipboard" ...
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In tmux, can I get `exit` to exit the containing terminal window and not the session itself?

So when I open a new terminal (I use terminator on Arch Linux), I have it configured to either open a new tmux session if one doesn't exist, or attach to an existing one. When I type exit at the ...
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Tmux: Restore automatic window title after rename-window

By default, tmux will show the title of the focused pane in the status bar. After using rename-window to set a title manually, how do you restore the default behavior? First idea was to set a blank ...
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Ignore TMUX prefix?

I have my tmux prefix key bound to ` via set -g prefix ` I have been using this for a while and like it. The problem is, on rare occasions I actually need the ` accent. If I am in vim this is not ...
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How to fg a process suspended before starting tmux inside the new tmux session?

How to 1. suspend a process with ^Z, 2. start tmux and 3. fg (or bg) the suspended process? $ find / [.....] ^Z [1]+ Stopped sleep 10 $ tmux $ fg -bash: fg: current: no such job ...
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Scroll with mouse in tmux without mouse highlighting controlled by tmux

From this question, Scroll shell output with mouse in tmux the setting setw -g mode-mouse on allows mouse scroll in tmux. This also causes mouse highlighting by click and drag to be controlled by ...
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How to port my current bash history over when opening a tmux session?

I often find myself in this situation: I start doing something in a terminal. I need more terminal space, so I open tmux. History is gone, even the commands I wanted to run inside tmux. How can I ...
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watching output of “ps aux | grep blah” in tmux will not work?

I am trying to run this - watch "ps aux | grep myShittyProcess" in a tmux session. This process myShittyProcess was also started in a tmux session. The ps aux works without watch command. But as ...
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How to config tmux so that new windows reuse working directory of last window?

When I open new window or new pane in a tmux session, the directory is always where I started the session. More often than not, I'm expecting the new windows or new panes to be in the working ...
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suppressing spurious invisible tmux/terminal output

I'm using tmux to run multiple terminals sessions. The issue I am having is that my top-level terminal program has a feature where it will notify me if there is any activity in a non-visible tab. ...
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Why do I see the unicode character è when I type Alt-h in my xterm on centos?

I am sshing into a centos box from an ubuntu box. I keep seeing è when I type Alt-h (aka M-h). I want to use this key combo in tmux bindings but it doesn't work because tmux doesn't recognize utf8 ...
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tmux: Page Up/Down in Cygwin

Unfortunately it seems like the normal C-b > PgUp or C-b > ctrl+arrows aren't working; instead, I'm just seeing the characters 5~ be printed whenever I C-b and then try to use PgUp. Even mouse mode ...
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tmux: close session while open

I am using tmux to manage multiple terminal windows. Currently I have 2 windows open with multiple panes. How can I close the session from inside of tmux. I know that I have to use the prefix (for me ...
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Multiline comment in tmux.conf

I am presently trying out different configuration for tmux, and using tmux.conf for the setup. I will like to be able to comment out a section of the file without going line by line to add '#' . How ...
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SSH'd (via Cygwin) vim to write to local file

Okay, so I'm trying to solve the problem of getting the contents of a yanked register from a SSH'd session in Vim, to go to the Windows clipboard. Here's the scenario: SSH into development ...
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Switching tmux zoom between panes without zooming out

After zooming in to a tmux pane, I'd like to zoom in on another pane (preferably the next) without zooming out first. How can I do it?
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tmux shows weirdly encoded history on OSX

If I do the "history" command in tmux, I get a really weird result. Anyone got a hint on what to do to get normal output? The output looks like this: 477 ◆┬▒⎺▒└☃◆ 478 c▒├ ◆┬▒⎺▒└☃◆ 479 ...
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How to use Console2 with tmux

I am able to start tmux using the mintty terminal included with cygwin. However, when using Console2 (running on 64-bit windows 7 and using C:\cygwin64\bin\bash.exe as the shell), I get the following ...
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Seamless vim and tmux panes between ssh client and host

This article describes assigning the same key binding to transitions between and within vim and tmux panes, allowing "seamless" transitions. ...
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tmux middle mouse paste

I have the following tmux options set and the selection works fine and I can paste using <bind key> p. But it doesn't seem to paste when hitting the middle mouse. It just does nothing. The ...
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How do I create CTRL key bindings in vim when using tmux?

I use Vim inside tmux, and have recently added the following to my .vimrc file: " easy navigation nnoremap <C-Left> :tabprevious nnoremap <C-Right> :tabnext But this seems to have no ...
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tmux and nano in busybox

When I connect to my busybox'ed synology NAS with ssh, I can run "nano" with just nano Some_File-sh from the cli. But if I start tmux, I need to use the absolute path /usr/bin/nano/Some_File.sh, ...
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Scrolling with shift-control-pageup in gnome-terminal

Is it possible to configure tmux (inside gnome-terminal) so that the key combinations Shift-Ctrl-Page Up and Shift-Ctrl-Page Down can be used to scroll up and down in the terminal's history?
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Cygwin tmux: “failed to connect to server: No error”

Just as the title says, whenever I try to start tmux in Cygwin 64-bit (Win7), with any or no arguments besides --help, I get the following error: $ tmux failed to connect to server: No error I ...
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tmux: Find “my” window, check if it's active

I want to find some way to have a program find the following information: 1) What window am I running in? 2) Is that window the active window? The idea is, in a program like WeeChat, I'll switch to ...
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Tmux ignores window-status-style

I have the following in my tmux.conf file: set -g window-status-style fg=colour234,bg=colour252 set -g window-status-activity-style fg=red,bg=yellow set -g window-status-current-style ...
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Difference between global, server, session and window options

The tmux manual discusses various types of options, for example global options, server options and so on. The question Where's the defaul tmux configuration file? also refers to some of these ...
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How can I copy from Tmux terminal and paste it other application in my OS?

I am using tmux on ubuntu. I read this https://awhan.wordpress.com/2010/06/20/copy-paste-in-tmux/ for copy and paste inside tmux. But I would like to know how can I copy from TMUX terminal and paste ...
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How can I start a totally independentt new instance of tmux?

If I have already a tmux session opened, results that I can't start a new one with another tmux configuration, for ie: $ tmux # loads new session using ~/.tmux.conf In another terminal... $ tmux ...
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How to quickly switch to n.10+ windows in tmux

Tmux by default comes with the following keybinding to quickly switch between windows numbered 0 to 9: C-b + 0-9 With a couple of dozen different project folders, a few ssh sessions and other ...
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Slow screen redrawing in terminal emulator

I use a modified PuTTY (PuTTY Tray, derived from PuTTYcyg) to connect to my Cygwin's login shell (zsh), on Windows 7 (64-bit). This works, but the screen refreshing is very slow. For example, when I ...
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Tmux status sed output different from cli

I've been looking at this for a while now, but I cannot find a reason. When I run the following in a cli, it works as expected: $ uptime | sed "s/.*average: \(.*\), \(.*\), \(.*\)$/\1 \2 \3/g" 0.65 ...
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Tmux printing ^P

My terminal has recently started printing control characters (e.g. ^P or ^N) when I press Ctrl+P (or other combinations). I'm not sure what caused the change. Here is my .tmux.conf file. Any ideas? ...
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Kill tmux when ssh is started

I have a server with tmux and a client with tmux. If I connect to my server I have running 2 tmux sessions, one from the client and one from the server. Is there a way to detach the clients sessions ...
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Tmux does not recognise commands

When I hold CTRL and B followed by a command, such as ? nothing happens. Sometimes my MAC picks up the command and for example changes screens. What is the correct way to use Tmux installed on ubuntu ...
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How do I increase the copy buffer size in tmux?

Question: How do I increase the copy-buffer size in tmux? Data: When I run the following command... $ for i in {1..1000}; do echo "$i"; done ... and highlight the entire output in tmux (using ...
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open Safari and Finder failed in tmux

OS X 10.9.2, tmux 1.9a install via brew. In tmux: $ open /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app ...
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Vim colors do not appear correctly in tmux terminal running within rxvt-unicode terminal

I am using Debian (Jessie). My ~/.vimrc file contains the following statement. colorscheme murphy My ~/.Xresources file contains the following properties. URxvt.background: #000000 ...
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What does ps axuwfw return?

I am getting strange output including my old makefile output and process tree when running below command on linux ps axuwfw Also, what is the usefulness of the following command and how does it ...
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How to send keys to “other pane”?

Reading the tmux man page, I would think that the command to send characters from one pane to the other in a two-pane setup would be the following: tmux send-keys -t + "ls -l" But it just sends to ...
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mac os x byobu vertical split using iTerm, tmux, zsh

How to get vertical split on Mac OS X in byobu? Ctrl + F2 is not working. It open new window instead of spliting the current. In oposite spliting horizontaly with shift + F2 works ok.
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Display unicode in tmux?

This is urxvt without tmux This is urxvt with tmux and utf8 not enabled in the config This is urxvt with tmux and utf8 enabled in the config How can I make tmux act consistent with the ...
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tmux Meta-N not working

Recently, M-2 (and the other M-N's) have stopped working for me in tmux. M-Up, M-Down, etc still work. It only seems to affect the M-NumberKey key chords. I can run: select-layout even-vertical ...
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Zsh autocomplete function with sed

I'm struggling to write an ZSH autocomplete function. My goal is to autocomplete ta's and tk's first argument with the projects listed in tmux list-sessions and tmuxinator list. Here's what I have so ...
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Unable to run tmux on OS X

So I got brew on my mac and I had tmux installed and running just fine. Then after I refreshed my system every time I try to run tmux i get this error: "-bash: tmux: command not found" So since I'm ...
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Remote server, iTerm2, and tmux integration

I want to be able to start a tmux session on a remote server, and then use iTerm2's native windows and split screens on my local machine. For example, let's say my remote server has a tmux session ...
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Using <ctrl+arrow> with zsh within (byobu-)tmux within gnome-terminal

I already added the following lines in my profile.tmux configuration file: TERM=xterm-256color set -g terminal-overrides "xterm*:kLFT5=\eOD:kRIT5=\eOC:kUP5=\eOA:kDN5=\eOB:smkx@:rmkx@" unbind C-Left ...
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Disallowing windows to rename themselves in tmux

I've installed tmux on an OS X system with zsh provided by oh-my-zsh. I usually use quite a number of tmux windows for a whole bunch of ssh sessions, and I like to keep these windows named after the ...