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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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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Merging different windows in tmux

my question is simple. I have two windows in tmux session, 1 and 2. How can I merge these two windows into one window split horizontally/vertically? I couldn't find an answer in manpage, so I'm asking ...
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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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Can't compile tmux with iTerm support

I'm trying to compile the tmux that has iTerm2 support. This is the error I get: configure.ac:105: error: possibly undefined macro: AC_SEARCH_LIBS If this token and others are legitimate, ...
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Run function in tmux within bash script

My bash script has some functions and i need one tmux pane to execute function within bash script. For example below code won't work and will be reported that command "internal" not found. common() { ...
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What is the command for inline help in tmux?

In vim, we have :help. In R, we have ?topic. I seem to remember there is an option inside tmux to get help on tmux commands, but I cannot remember it and could not find it online. Update: I tried a ...
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How to execute a cleanup command on tmux server/session exit?

To improve my workflow a little I have written a few wrapper scripts to automatically start some commands when I want to work on a project. When I'm done however, and clean all the tmux tabs for this ...
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How can I Install Tmux in Cygwin?

I'm trying to install Tmux under a Cygwin 64-bit installation on Windows 7 64-bit. I'm following these instructions: http://java.ociweb.com/mark/programming/tmuxInCygwin.html I successfully compiled ...
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Binding a tmux key to multiple commands

I launch multipane tmux window to monitor several server parameters. With Ctrl-S I can open a new window with another monitor command. Now I want to bind Ctrl-Q to open another multipane window with ...
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What do the entries in tmux layouts mean

I have just started to use tmuxp which seems like a great program. Unfortunately it still has some bugs, so the last freeze that I made saved a wrong yaml file. So I'm now trying to reconstruct the ...
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How to see images in tmux

I browse w3m with an images plugin. On normal terminals and even (typically minimally-featureful) virtual terminals I can see images. But when I browse with w3m in tmux the images don't show up. If ...
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Can I get tmux split screen to retain the pwd?

Say my present working directory is /home/abc/documents/xyz. Now in tmux, when I split my screen, the new pane defaults to the /home/abc directory. I want the pwd to be retained upon splitting.
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Launching Applications In Fullscreen From Terminal in OSX 10.9 Mavericks

It's my first venture into the world of tmux, and the end goal is an executable script that directly starts tmux (instead of launching Terminal and then starting up tmux from there) in fullscreen mode ...
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tmux completion (not shell completion)

Is there any way to do completion of arbitrary text from your tmux session (e.g. output from previous commands)? Something similar to hippie-expand in emacs or Any word completion in vim? Note that ...
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Why can't tmux bind my KeyRemap4MacBook mapping

I'm attempting to map some fancy keypresses to tmux commands using KeyRemap4MacBook and tmux bind. I have a KeyRemap4MacBook mapping that looks like: <item> <name>Test</name> ...
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Problems with tmux, mutt, and terminal colors

If I start mutt in a tmux session like this: $ tmux new-session -s mutt mutt Mutt complains: Error in /home/lars/.mutt/colors, line 20: 230: color not supported by term Error in ...
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How does the tmux color palette work?

I'm trying to set something to gray, but can't figure out how. The only bit of info in the man page about colors I can find is: message-bg colour Set status line message background colour, where ...
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Tmux send-keys from zoomed pane

Whenever I try to use send-keys from a zoommed in pane (tmux resize-pane -Z) it does not work: I get no error, but the keys aren't send as well. How can I send keys from a zoomed pane to another?
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A tab in Tmux results in an indent and tabcompletion

I ruined my tabcompletion in Tmux. When I use tabcompletion and I've multiple options which fit the prefix Tmux is acting weird. Assume I've a folder with subfolders downloads and documents. When I ...
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cannot type anything into tmux (some keys have weird behaviour)

I'm using tmux via wemux. Sometimes the input seems to be stuck and only very few things are working: can not enter any characters or numbers can still see the output of the program that's running ...
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Restore session/state in terminals

When I close my browser it remembers "state" in the sense that it remembers what tabs I have open and text that I had entered into various forms. Is there a way to do something similar with my ...
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convert screen hardstatus to tmux

I'm a longtime screen user, but the move to tmux is growing inevitable. I have a fairly large .screenrc that I am working toward porting to tmux (I'd like the bulk of my existing workflow to just ...
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How can I manage a tmux session using supervisord?

I want do mirror the data of some 15 different servers that aperiodically but continuously provide files that I need. For this, I created a tmux conf that opens 15 tmux-windows with shells that run ...
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Send non-tmux window to tmux

I have a few terminals open. I'd like to send the processes in those terminals to a tmux session rather than saving, closing, restarting under tmux, and then getting the process back to the state it's ...
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Use Windows Key in tmux

I'm using a PC a lot where X is not running. I want to use the left windows key instead of control-b as the escape character for tmux How can I achieve this? Without xev, etc. I don't really know ...
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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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Tmux 1.8 gives “failed to connect to server” when trying to source a file

I have tmux 1.8 on my machine, and it works correctly if I just invoke it on the command line with tmux on the command line. However, when I try to run tmux source-file <any-file>, I always get ...
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How to run 3 programs side-by-side with a shell script?

I've never used tmux before, but as I understand it, I can use it to create panes and run programs side-by-side. Here's what I've got: tmux new-session -d -s busman tmux split-window -h -p 66 -t ...
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tmux - Insert a window at a specified position

tmux has the "move-window" command with which you can move a window to a specified empty index like so: move-window -t 3 However, if index 3 is already taken you will not be able to move your ...
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Tmux seems to be taking some input (backspace, enter) literally. How can I stop this?

I've got debian and when I'm in tmux, sometimes my input is taken literally. (FWIW I ssh into this computer.) For instance, I was earlier doing: sudo apt-get remove ftp And when It would ask for ...
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tmux visual indication if panes are synchronized

Is it possible for tmux to have some visual indicator if synchronized-panes is enabled for the window? Perhaps the status bar changes to blue, or just a star appears somewhere? I often set ...
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How to recover tmux output?

I have a Play application that runs in tmux and its logs print on that terminal. I saw the last lines of it. It has generated only a few thousand lines of logs at most. I want to recover all the ...
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Start tmux session with only one window but several panes

I'm trying to configure tmux so it starts creating a new session with three panes. One big pane on the left und two small panes on the right side. I set set -g default-terminal "screen-256color" ...
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Use tmux for managing multiple downloaders as a supervisorctl service?

I have many data-servers I need to download data from via http as soon as it is available. For each server I start a bash "while true"-loop and within that a wget to poll the server for new data. To ...
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How do I shove a pane to the left in tmux?

Suppose I have three panes stacked up horizontally and I would like to push one of them to the far left, such the other two panes are still stacked but on the right. Current Setup: Pane 1 ---------- ...
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Tmux: Start a window as root?

I currently have a shellscript which creates a session for me that has 3 windows: Zsh - Empty Vim - Runs Vim, started by tmux-sendkeys) Diff - Empty However, I would like to introduce a 4th window ...
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vim inside tmux: throws “E388” with <C-Left> in insert mode [duplicate]

I've read that in insert mode in vim, one can use <C-Left> and <C-Right> to move by words. This works for me, but only as far as I don't run vim inside tmux terminal splitter. When inside ...
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tmux equivalent of “screen -R”?

The tmux attach command acts more like a combination of screen -r and screen -x -- first it trys to attach to the most recently detached session, and then if none is available it will attach to a ...
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Rename Iterm2 tab from within tmux

I can use the following function to rename a iterm2 tab and that works great. function rename_tab { echo -ne "\033]0;"$@"\007" } However, if I run this function while in a tmux session, then ...
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Detach from local tmux session to attach to remote tmux?

I currently have my new Konsole instances pop up already within a tmux session, whether new or attached, since tmux is awesome and you should always be inside tmux, right? However, this puts me in a ...
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What prefix keys are allowable in tmux?

Lots of people modify their tmux prefix keys. Usually it's Control+something. But surely other things are possible. I tried, for example, ,t, but on starting tmux, I got the error bad key: ,t. So ...
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How do you close the tmux list-keys screen?

In tmux, after pressing the prefix key (Ctrl + b in my case) and then pressing question mark to go to the list-keys screen, how do you close out of the list-keys screen and return back to whatever you ...
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Can you toggle the visibility of the status bar in tmux?

I know you can turn the status bar on and off with set -g status off But I would like to bind a key to toggle the visibility of this status bar. Is there some way to toggle this setting?
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Force update for tmux status bar

I'd like to have the current time in my tmux status line. I got as far as: $ tmux set status-right '"#22T" %H:%M:%S %d-%b-%y' This does alter the time in the status line to include seconds. ...
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Tracing an error message when starting Tmux or Vim

Recently when I start Tmux on my Mac (with Powerline) in iTerm, I get an error git: Permission denied. I also get the error over and over again as I type in Vim (also using Powerline). As you can ...
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What are the benefits using terminal multiplexer

I am using terminal, vim, mutt, etc daily. I use windows, tabs and panes. Now I came to know about Tmux, terminal-multiplexer. But I am not quite sure why I need to use it. I already using windows and ...
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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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Is there anything like iTerm2 + Byobu on Windows?

I'm stuck running Windows as my primary OS at work. I'm trying hard to find a good console environment, but falling short. I'd like to have iTerm2 + Byobu. So far I'm using conEmu with the cygwin ...
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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 ...