I would like to connect to a terminal session/application running on different computer but without usage of terminal multiplexer as tmux or screen. I don't need split windows or sharing the terminal with others. I also had troubles with colors and other things when running tmux/screen with vim.

In other words: I just need to reconnect to my vim through ssh but as simple as possible without thinking about it ahead. I don't need another layer of keyboard mappings…

Is there any way how to do it?

  • See this. Feb 24, 2017 at 19:23
  • @KamilMaciorowski: Thanks, it looks usable for me… Feb 26, 2017 at 20:30
  • you can copy and paste the answer and answer your own question with the comment. That will help others if they look at this question later. Apr 13, 2017 at 20:14

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dtach is a program written in C that emulates the detach feature of screen


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    – fixer1234
    Nov 1, 2018 at 8:07

If you want to deal with unreliable connections, try mosh:


If you just want more terminal sessions and detach/reattach, try byobu:


For a possibly simpler multiplexer, try dvtm:



Another option written in Rust iszellij: https://github.com/zellij-org/zellij

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