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 / screen ctrl+arrow (left right) doesn't work on SSH

I've configured tmux to skip words on Ctrl+right / left : set-window-option -g xterm-keys on It works just fine, but as I do SSH, it doesn't work and prints ;5D or ;5C.. The same issue occurred ...
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How to update DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS in tmux when that address changes?

I have noticed, that I can’t run steam in a tmux pane: it gave me error Error: Unable to open a connection to X. Check your DISPLAY environment variable and make sure that you have enabled X. If ...
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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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Restore tmux session after reboot

Is there any way to save a tmux session? In other words, if I reboot the computer, will I always lose the sessions?
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Is it possible to always use systems clipboard when selecting/copying in tmux

I know you can use shift when in tmux to copy to the systems clipboard when selecting. Is it possible to make that the default option, i.e. the way most terminals work by default? Thanks.
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How do I resize the ‘usable area’ of a tmux session?

I'm using a ‘session group’, to keep multiple OS-level, window-managed terminal windows open to different tmux ‘windows’ (so they share a default working-directory, tmux settings, etceteras.) Those ...
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tmux: Detect which process runs in the active pane

Is there a way how to detect what process runs in the active pane? tmux: Find "my" window, check if it's active is related, however, it deals with the detection from within the pane. I ...
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How does one swap two panes in Tmux?

I have two panes in horizontal split. I'd like to have the pane currently on the right to be on the left in the window. I'm not talking about moving the focus (Ctrl+B o). How do I achieve this? 'left ...
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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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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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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 conflictes at least with other programs?
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Pipe directly to a Tmux pane

I've been looking at the available Tmux commands and I can see, out of the box, that I can pipe output from a pane elsewhere or write to the terminal assigned to the session. I would like to have ...
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How can I increase the font size for tmux status line?

Is there a way to increase the font size in the tmux status line independent of the size in the panes?
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Is it possible to change the background color of the tmux pane or window?

I would like different panes to appear in different background colors in my tmux session. Is this possible?
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How do I reorder tmux windows?

In screen, I can just type C-a :number 0 to move a window to the top of the window list and push all the other windows down one. What's the equivalent command sequence for tmux? I looked at the man ...
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In tmux how do I exit the command prompt without typing an invalid command?

I can't figure out how to get out of the command prompt state I sometimes end up in when I hit cntrl+b :. I do this sometimes by accident when I'm about switch panes and then want to go into the vim ...
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Scrolling up and down in tmux session on OSX iTerm 2 and Macbook Pro

I have a Macbook Pro without dedicated PgUp and PgDown keys. What would be proper way to configure iTerm 2 and tmux so that I can scroll back tmux buffer with Fn+Up and Fn+Down (I think these usually ...
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How to automate text selection in tmux?

I'd like to automate the following task in tmux: enter copy mode move the cursor up X lines select Y lines above the cursor yank those lines Is this feasible? How? I was able to enter copy mode ...
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Anyone know how I can use the same keys to move between Vim windows as well as Tmux (or tiling WM) panes?

Anyone know how I can use the same keys to move between Vim windows as well as Tmux (or tiling WM) panes? For example when I use my key combination to move to the right pane within VIM, VIM should ...
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Tmux copy the selection to /dev/clipboard wiithout key-mapping

Many answers related to this topic suggest to map Ctrl+y to a command that pipes tmux show-buffer to xclip. In the specific case of cygwin, the correct way to interract with the Windows clipboard is ...
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tmux in putty: use ctrl-arrow to switch window

I found several questions about this, but I didn't find a working answer. I'm using putty (0.63) to login to my ubuntu 14.04 vps. In tmux I would like to use ctrl-left and ctrl-right to switch tmux ...
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Attempting to install tmux on CentOS 6.4 or CentOS 6.5 fails with error: ‘EVBUFFER_EOL_LF’ undeclared

I tried compiling tmux using the following steps: yum -y install ncurses-devel libevent-devel wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/tmux/tmux-1.9a.tar.gz tar -xvzf tmux-1.9a.tar.gz cd tmux-1.9a ...
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OS X terminal eating the shift key

I'm switching from iTerm 2 to the stock OS X 10.8.5 terminal (work policy, iTerm isn't on the approved software list). In my tmux configuration, I've mapped shift-left and shift-right to change ...
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Create custom command in tmux

I know how to bind a key to a command in tmux, but I want to create a custom command (that you can type with prefix key + colon). In this custom command, I want to execute a couple of other commands. ...
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Byobu type keybindings for tmux

I have been using Byobu for some time now and really enjoying it. But now thinking of moving back to tmux. The reason is given in the later half of the question. First of all, the question: The ...
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Is there an easy way to save a byobu session such that I can reload it after a reboot?

I understand that there is a way of defining windows that are opened in a session by saving configuration files in $BYOBU_CONFIG_DIR. But is there a way (command or script) to save the current session ...
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tmux or weechat not updating screen

I'm running weechat(1.0.1) in a tmux(1.6) session on my Raspberry Pi (Raspbian[Linux 3.12.28+ armv6l GNU/Linux]). One of these two breaks screen updates. When running weechat by itself it works fine ...
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tmux search is sensitive to line wrap. Can I disable this?

When I size my terminal window so a long line is wrapped like: ----------- | hel| |lo | |> | ----------- and search backwards for "hello" in copy mode nothing is found. When I ...
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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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Mouse scrolling in vim through tmux, how to configure?

I'm using a combination of PuTTY, tmux and vim. If I just open an SSH connection with PuTTY and then open vim, mouse scrolling works as expected. But if I open tmux and then open vim inside tmux the ...
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Mouse scrolling down in vim inside tmux via PuTTY, but not up

I'm experiencing an issue across multiple platforms where scrolling down with the mouse wheel works fine, but not scrolling up, while using vim within a tmux session within PuTTY. Any ideas? Maybe ...
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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 printing u'0x001b' and “]112” randomly

So I've lived with this problem for several weeks now, hoping that if I just let it happen enough, I would figure out the underlying trigger. No luck. tmux in bash in gnome-terminal in XMonad on ...
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Tmux - Execute command in session on startup

What I want to do is really simple, but I can't seem to find a straightforward answer. I found this question and this question, but they're not quite what I need - I'm not running multiple sessions ...
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If I have left and right tmux panes, how can I visually tell which is focused?

I've tinkered with tmux and have seen settings that would highlight the border of the active pane. This works fine for three or more panes. However, my most common usage would be two panes side by ...
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Adjusting screen split pane sizes in tmux

I'd like to resize the panes so I can expand / compress the pane sizes (up / down / left / right etc) .. Any way to get this done?
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Tmux waits after switching panes

I have been using tmux for a while now, but this issue only seemed to really appear after switching machines. When switching panes directionally using prefix + arrow keys, tmux waits for a little ...
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Easily move between tmux windows and OSX spaces

I have bound Control+H and Control+L to switch to the previous and next tmux windows. In OSX, I have a similar key combination ⌘+⌥+Left/Right to move between spaces. I want to set it up so that I can ...
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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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Using tmux with both emacs and vim

What is the best default key binding for tmux and why if one sometimes uses emacs and sometimes uses vim (on Linux Mint 12)? Ctrl-b is OK, but that conflicts a bit with the bash shell and emacs.
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Tmux causeing issues with Bash up-arrow

When using tmux, I have issues of ghost characters when using the Up and Down arrow keys in Bash. If I press UpArrow a few times and then press DownArrow a few times, then the first few characters of ...
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tmux and xf86 keys (the 'Fn' key, xf86WakeUp)

I'm interested in hijacking the Fn key on my laptop and using it as the mod key for tmux, but after a bunch of tinkering with xmodmap and tmux.config, I'm not much further along in getting this to ...
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bind tmux prefix to OS X cmd key (or any other binding)

I'm used to iTerm2 (or Terminal.app for this case) on OS X. But I want to move to use tmux (or screen, but the problem is similar to both apps). So my idea is to have a single iTerm tab with a tmux ...
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Attach to the same tmux session from different nodes of a cluster

I'm working on a computing cluster which has several hundreds of nodes. A load-balancing scheme picks an idle node to login to when ssh-ing into the cluster. As a result, it is very unlikely to ...
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Cannot copy from Vim under Tmux into clipboard using "+p on Ubuntu

I'm using zsh, tmux, and Vim and for some reasons recently, I've noticed I cannot copy from Vim to X clipboard under tmux using "+y. Any idea how I can troubleshoot this issue? It used to work before. ...
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tmux on Windows (msys2) and non-admin fails

Whe trying to run tmux as a non-admin I'm greeted with failed to connect to server: Permission denied It works fine when running msys-bash-mintty as administrator though. Where should I start ...
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Scroll shell output with mouse in tmux

Mouse scrolling doesn't work in tmux the way it works when I run shell without tmux (in Gnome Terminal). It seems tmux sends mouse scroll events as if I pressed Up/Down keys. But I want it to scroll ...
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tmux - How do I rename a session?

When I first started using tmux, I didn't give my first session a name. Then, as I started creating different sessions for different tasks (work, play, etc), I started naming my sessions. Now I have ...
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Is there a way to persist tmux sessions across reboots?

In particular, can the tmux session data be written to a file, and reloaded on reboot? I'm thinking of something similar to Vim's mksession command.
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Can't scroll back after cat with mosh, tmux and iterm2 setup

My setup is the following: https://filippo.io/my-remote-shell-session-setup When I do apt-get update on my server I can see all the output and am also able to scroll back as I expect. When I do cat ...