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 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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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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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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Tmux doesn't respond to scroll in OS X Yosemite Terminal

Recently, I updated to OS X Yosemite and was delighted to find out Apple has added mouse support to their Terminal app. This works great in a standard Terminal window scrolling through my history and ...
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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 best prefix/escape sequence for screen or tmux? [closed]

Screen goes with Ctrl+A.  tmux, as developed within screen, uses Ctrl+B.  Both are also keystrokes in other editors, shells, etc.  What do you suggest? which one conflicts least with other programs?
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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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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 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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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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change tmux windowlist selection color

Im trying to theme tmux to my liking, and im stuck at the windowlist selection. ^a+w = shows me the windowlist, with selection bar in yellow; anyone know the incantation for modifying that specific ...
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Use terminal scrollbar with tmux

I know how to scroll in tmux using the keyboard, but I noticed that it looks like there's a way to use the terminal scrollbar with GNU Screen. Can this be done with tmux?
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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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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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Why are random characters inserted into my tmux session?

Sometimes when I use the mouse, or press and hold a movement key in tmux, random characters are inserted. For example, when I press the left movement key, "D" is often inserted. A left mouse click ...
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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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Fixed highlighting in tmux

I miss highlighting (reverse mode) on console since I started to use urxvt + tmux as main terminal. The highlights was replaced with with italic font - what looks pretty cool at first - however I ...
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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 select pane in tmux via mouse over

As the title suggests, I want to select a pane in tmux by just doing mouse over on the pane, like it can be done with Gnome Terminal. I don't want to click the pane to select it. Is that possible?
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tmux - how-to enable automatic switching from 80 to 132 columns and back

Currently in our terminal based accounting system, clients mostly use putty (0.61) and when a report is viewed in the terminal, an escape code is issued that kicks the screen from 80 to 132 columns if ...
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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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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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Where's the default tmux configuration file?

I'm looking for the default .tmux.conf or something like it. I'm trying to get rid of some noise in the status line that the default creates.
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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 ...
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How do I get tmux to open up a set of panes without manually entering them?

So, I want to make a project-specific tmux session that pops up certain commands in certain panes automagically. Following an online tutorial and the tmux man page, this is what I come up with for a ...
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In tmux, is there something similar to `monitor-activity` but for a single pane?

I use bind m setw monitor-activity so that I can easily toggle whether or not I want visual updates about when a window has updated. However, sometimes I'll have a window with panes which have updates ...
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Attach a tmux session to a remote machine

I am using tmux on my local machine and usually have several sessions simultaneously. What I usually do is I have a session with different windows to work locally and the other sessions in which I ...
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Some shift+arrows not working in tmux?

I am attempting customize tmux so that Ctrl-Arrows are used for pane selection Shift-Arrows are used for pane resizing Alt-Arrows (left, right) are used for window selection ... all are working ...
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tmux - get pwd of another pane in a bash script?

Is there anyway to find out information about the current working directory of any pane from within a tmux session? I'd like to write a bash script that changes the directory of the current pane to ...
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How to make Vim and TMux keys coexist?

I am configuring vim and tmux. I configured the tab navigation in vim like this: map <M-Left> <Esc>:tabprev<CR> map <M-Right> <Esc>:tabnext<CR> map <C-T> ...
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TMUX window names disappear after one command

I'm running TMUX on OSX Yosemite. I can name the windows without any issues, but when ever I make a new command (anything, even just enter) it switches back to the "directory" as the window name. Why ...
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Any way to share a once-off ssh session like TeamViewer/VNC without creating a user?

Hi, I would like to trial some dev ops/sysads/db admins but I don't want to give them the keys to the kingdom until they've proven their skillz. I'd like something analgous to TeamViewer in the ...
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Clicking far away in vim in tmux in urxvt

I use vim inside tmux inside urxvt, and the mouse works perfectly well for clicking and selecting text, except when I want to click too far to the right. It seems to be related to the distance in ...
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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 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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Mouse click only works once with iterm2/tmux/mosh

I'm trying to set up iTerm2 + mosh + tmux to do my remote work. I can get everything to connect up, but for some reason, the mouse response is funky. If I split my tmux window so I have two panes and ...
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Scrolling in tmux over SSH (PuTTY) [duplicate]

I'm SSH'ing into my RaspPi (Raspbian) with PuTTY and I want to user tmux in order not to worry about a connection ending while I'm installing something. My Problem is, that when I call tmux from a ...
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Tmux detaches from one side when force to adjust redimension

Whenever I have a tmux's session opened at the same time in more than one terminal with different sizes it auto adjusts its size to the smaller one. I could fix that by doing C-b and then :attach -d ...
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Status display after boot on Debian

I run some VM's and some of them are dedicated to several jobs. For example lets say that one machine is running samba and ftp services and another is running Apache and some database. Now what I ...
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Tmux mouse mode does not works with large gnome-terminal

I'm running tmux on gnome-terminal with mouse support activated. When the width of the terminal is not too big then it works flawlessly, however, when I use it in full screen mode the mouse clicks are ...