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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Messed up keys in vim when running inside tmux

I have been playing with tmux and I'm loving it. However, there's an annoying issue when running vim inside it. Somehow the arrow keys get remapped, but only on certain times, like when firing up ...
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With tmux on OSX, how can I make command+k clear more gracefully?

When I use the terminal in OSX, I frequently use ⌘+K to clear the screen and scrollback buffer. It's deep in muscle memory. I've started tinkering with tmux, and one gripe is that ⌘+K wipes the whole ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I get ssh-agent working over ssh and in tmux (on OS X)?

I have a private key set up for my github account, the passphrase to which is, I believe, stored in OS X's keychain. I certainly don't have to type it in when I open a terminal window and enter ssh ...
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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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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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tmux - scroll up/down with shift + page up/down into a pane

I would like to be able to scroll up/down into a given pane with the same keybinding that xterm does, i.e SHIFT + Page Up/Down. For example, if the tmux window is divided into 2 vertical panes, I ...
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Tmux key bindings not working

I installed tmux using homebrew on Mac OSX Lion a while back. Suddenly the keybindings have stopped working. For example if I try Ctrl-b then c (Create new window) it just types c in the terminal ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Vim only takes up half the screen in tmux

When I run vim in tmux, it only takes up half the screen (usually the left half). I would like vim to use up the whole screen, but don't know how. Tmux still seems to consider the entire screen as ...
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Unable to use pbcopy while in tmux session

Running tmux 1.4 installed from ports on snow-leopard I am unable to use the built in OSX pbcopy command. Outside of tmux: > echo "abc" | pbcopy > echo $(pbpaste) # or using ^v abc But ...
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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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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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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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Making vim use the alternate screen

This thing is driving me crazy. I have already searched the internet and SE and found a lot of related questions but none solve my problem. I'm using Zsh inside tmux. Until a couple of days ago ...
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Proper Format for Byobu's windows.tmux?

In Byobu 5.17 (using tmux 1.6), how ought I format the windows.tmux file? I've poked around a bit, but have been unable to find a proper answer. For reference, here's the screen version of what I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Tmux - select entire lines

I'm using tmux with the following lines in my .tmux.def: bind p paste-buffer bind-key -t vi-copy 'v' begin-selection bind-key -t vi-copy 'y' copy-selection It works well and I can start copy mode ...
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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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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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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 ...