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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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Is there a way to set margins/paddings in tmux?

I'm just wondering if something can be done with the effect presented below: As you can see, I divided the window into 3 panes. When it comes to copying, everything is fine except double click on a ...
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Can I use the output from a ZSH custom function in Tmux's status bar?

I defined a function in ~/.zshrc: foo() { print "FOO" } I'd like to output it in my Tmux status bar. I added this to ~/.tmux.conf: set -g status-right "foo: #(foo)" But I only see the static ...
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Weird Tmux issue

When attempting to split Tmux windows by using commands, I get the opposite effect of what one should expect: The command tmux split-window -v Produces a horizontal split, while the command ...
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Tmux ignores first splitw command in .tmux.conf

set -g history-limit 50000 new -s ds -n WindowName Command neww -n foo/bar foo splitw -h splitw -h splitw -v splitw -v This is my tmux.conf file. I start it by using tmux attach. It does everything ...
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How to reload tmux config file which has defined multiple sessions?

I'm using two separated sessions in tmux, and I have the following entires in /etc/tmux.conf : set -g base-index 1 new -s logi -n cmd neww -n logi "cat /dev/logi | ccze -m ansi -p syslog -C" splitw ...
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How to resize tmux panes inside tty

I'm not sure if I used the right term, but by "tty" I understand the console that you can switch to using ctrl+alt+f2 key combination. echo $TERM points to linux. Anyway, when I enter the tmux mode I ...
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How to start a command in tmux + urxvt setup?

I'm trying to make a pretty nice desktop console which can show system logs from /dev/logi . The device displays new content from several files in /var/log . I want to use urxvt and tmux to do so. ...
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Does “ulimit -Su” limit the number of user processes created in interactive login subshells and tmux sessions created therein?

A few months ago, I wrote a set of bash scripts utilizing tmux to create a simple IDE on an AIX 7.1 server. There is a bug in one of my scripts that will sometimes generate user processes very rapidly ...
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Is it possible to use a single function key to turn on/off the mouse in Tmux?

Is it possible to use a single function key to turn on/off the mouse in Tmux? For example: I want to use F12 to toggle the mouse on/off.
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Vim inside tmux on Mac OS X Mavericks can't copy to clipboard

Since going to Mavericks, I've lost the ability to use the clipboard in vim when run under tmux. I install vim via brew. For reference, yes, the +clipboard option is definitely set. When I run vim ...
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Tmux - dynamically split vertically and horizontally based on # of commands?

I'm curious to know if there's a way that tmux can dynamically split and adjust windows based on the number of commands you provide. Currently, this is the way I'm having to do something tmux ...
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tmux in zsh with vi mode, toggle cursor shape between normal and insert mode

(note: I wrote this question on stackoverflow, but got flagged as offtopic, so I'm re-writing it here) Here's what I want: Consistent behavior (as much as possible) between Vim, MacVim, zsh with ...
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Running a vim ex command within tmux corrupts pane

I'm running into strange issue where running ack from within vim's ex mode corrupts my tmux pane. I'm using iTerm2. E.g. :!ack "foo bar baz" Results in something like this: where all the ...
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tmux dividers rendering improperly

So I (somehow) just started using tmux a couple days ago, and (needless to say) it's amazing. I have a nice little initialization script that pulls up all my rails/db/vim etc stuff and a lot of that ...
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Gnu Screen: “type” in all windows at once

I read this question on SO about the stuff command in screen. It's pretty useful, but I wondered if there was a way to actually interactively type into multiple windows at once? - stuff seems to be ...
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.tmux.conf not being read?

Trying to use tmux installed via Homebrew on a Mac. I have the following inside ~/.tmux.conf: set -g default-terminal "screen-256color" Before I run tmux, in the regular Terminal.app, TERM is ...
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Making TMUX use Alt+Num to select window

I have been messing with TMUX, and I am liking the configuration abilities. The window list at the bottom makes me think that the same shortcut for changing windows in Irssi, should work in TMUX, but ...
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Update prompt on window change in tmux

Windows in tmux can easily become out of sync. For example, in both windows I might have: ~/dir git:(master *) $ The * indicates changes. Then I run git commit in one window, or change to another ...
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Clearing everything but current line in tmux

I have my Control-K shortcut bound in tmux like this: bind -n C-k send-keys -R \; clear-history \; This clears the scrollback buffer's history as well as the current screen, which is what I want. ...
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Connection to dbus session failed

I am running Debian 6 with Gnome 2.30.2 (old, but it's the workstation I have to use). When I want to run dbus-monitor or any other dbus application from within tmux, I get an error: $ dbus-monitor ...
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Background process text appears in terminal vim

First time poster, long time lurker, searched, couldn’t find etc, etc. I’m running vim in tmux, in iTerm2. I’m running a server with Grunt.js, which I have running in the background, out of my way. I ...
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How can I tell what command is running on the remote end of an ssh connection?

Tl;dr - how do I find the name of the command (eg $BASH_COMMAND) running on the remote end of an ssh connection? ... My example setup is two tmux vertical panes, LH pane runs a local vim session ...
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Tmux copy-pipe with mouse selection

I use copy-pipe on OS X to share the system clipboard with Tmux 1.8: unbind -t vi-copy Enter bind -t vi-copy Enter copy-pipe "reattach-to-user-namespace pbcopy" This works when entering select mode ...
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resizing a terminal within tmux doesn't seem to work

I'm new to tmux, and I'm having trouble finding a solution to resizing my actual terminal (I haven't learned quite enough about panes and windows yet). I'm running tmux1.6, and bash as my shell, on ...
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Make mouse-scrolling and -copying work in tmux under urxvt

If I add setw -g mode-mouse on to my ~/.tmux.conf I can get the following to work in xterm + tmux: Click and hold left mouse button in the terminal Scroll up with mouse wheel Position cursor at some ...
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Resizing pane is not working for tmux on mac?

After searching through, I figured ctrl+b ( PREFIX ) then ctrl + arrow should resize the current pane. But it is not working. Am I missing anything ? Thanks.
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How to bind tmux command to Alt-<x>, not M-<x>?

The problem with bind -n M-x is that it binds not only to Alt-x but also Esc-x. I want the command to execute only on Alt-x
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Tmux and Vi in PuTTY = No arrow keys in Vi

I'm using PuTTY as my terminal with tmux. At first I couldn't resize panes so based on this thread I added the below to my .tmux.conf" set -g terminal-overrides ...
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tmux mouse mode and scrolling very unstable - garbage printed

I am using (or trying to) tmux on Linux Mint 15 via byobu. I am finding the mouse mode very hard to use since most of the time instead of counting it as a click, the terminal prints out random ...
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tmux freezes when using ctrl-prefix ctrl-y

I'm using a custom .tmux.conf file which looks like this: unbind-key C-b set -g prefix C-a bind-key C-a send-prefix set-window-option -g mode-keys vi bind-key -t vi-copy 'v' begin-selection bind-key ...
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How to set the default path/directory to the directory where the session was started?

I'm using an old version of tmux (v1.5). How can I configure tmux to set the default directory to the directory where the session was started? This isn't a problem with newer versions of tmux (1.7 ...
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Weird behaviour/rendering on tmux in osx

I've been having this issue for some time now, and it is really annoying, but I can't figure out what's wrong. When I start a tmux session on my terminal, no matter if it is on Terminal.app or iTerm2, ...
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Function key shortcuts in PuTTY/MinTTY and Tmux/Byobu

As a long-time lurker on Stack Exchange, I've found answers to most of my problems without needing to so much as make an account. But today I'm completely stumped with this issue, so I'm reaching out ...
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Option key does not work as Meta in Tmux

I am using Mac OSX Lion. I have checked "Use Option key as Meta" in Terminal preferences. Although the Option key seems to work fine as Meta in Bash, when I use it in Tmux (over SSH) it does not work ...
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Linux: Start tmux inside fbterm on login

So here's what I want: On every tty login, fbterm starts. It gives me a better resolution than the linux console, has working UTF-8 support (I'm sure it's entirely my fault that the linux console ...
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Resume term after ssh disconnect without multiplexer (screen/tmux)

Screen and tmux (like emacs) are fancy feature rich terminal multiplexers designed to let you efficiently manage terminals as if it was 1985 but they just complicate the simple task of resuming an ssh ...
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Tmux window name changes when creating a new pane

I have several problems with windows names and panes. First if I have a window named "myWin" and I create a new pane, the name is changed into "bash" whereas I want it to remain "myWin". Second, if ...
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Setting the color coditionally in tmux.conf

So I have a little ruby script that pings our CI server and returns a :-) or a :-( based on if the build is passing or failing. Now, what I'd like to do is make it red if it's a fail and green if ...
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Tmux splitting a parent window with existing panes

Let's say I have a window with two panes (size irrelevant, 'A' = active) +-----+-----+ | | A | | | | | | | | | | +-----+-----+ If I were to split-window I would get: ...
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Tmux copy mode: stay in copy mode after selection

When using tmux, I often find a need to copy multiple items from one pane or window into another. When those items are located close to each other in a long scrollback buffer, my current workflow ...
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How to delete detach tmux session?

I detached myself from a tmux session. $ tmux ls 0: 1 windows (created Thu Aug 22 22:52:17 2013) [218x59] Is there anyway I can simply delete it now that I am detached from it?
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Tmux new named session exited

I can't start a new named tmux session. Below shows what gets printed. Note the 0;95;c weird statement. > tmux new test [exited] > 0;95;c I can, however start a un-named session and rename it ...
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Why is $HOME being unset within vim within a tmux session

Up-to-date Fedora 19, when I launch tmux and at the bash prompt and type: echo $HOME my $HOME environment variable is displayed. If I then launch vim (with and without --noplugin -U none) and ...
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tmux prints “1;2c” whenever I start it or re-attach to a session in cygwin

If I run tmux from my cygwin bash shell it prints 1;2c on my prompt after tmux launches. If I attach to a session I had open earlier using tmux attach-session it does the same thing. If I had vim open ...
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Tmux set color of changed window

I let Tmux let me know when contents of non-current window changes. setw -g monitor-activity on set -g visual-activity on The only problem is, the color of it sucks. I'd like to change the color ...
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Common tmux scrolling solutions are not working

I have the following in my .tmux.conf file: set -g mode-mouse on set-window-option -g mode-mouse copy-mode set -g terminal-overrides 'xterm*:smcup@:rmcup@' In all running sessions, I used C-b ...
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Tmux nothing happening

I just started learning how to use tmux following this tutorial. The problem is, what ever I type in (Ctrl-b c, or any other shortcut), nothing happens. Just nothing. I open tmux and there is a ...
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Is there a way to get the size of a pane in tmux?

I've just resized a pane using by holding leader (C-b) and using up/down arrow keys. I know I could just use percentages, but it would be handy if tmux told me the sizing of current layout.
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Transfer current command to a detachable session (tmux/screen)

I'm currently running a backup and it now needs to be transferred to detachable one like on tmux/screen. Is there a way to do this when the command is currently running? I can send the command the ...
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vim colo directive ignored in console

I have the following in my .vimrc: if has("gui_running") colo desert " ... else colo distinguished " ... endif gvim works fine. When I open vim in gnome-terminal in tmux, the colo ...