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 continue working)

Most of it I can do with relatively little work, but my hardstatus is quite involved and due to the nature of screen I'm not even 100% sure how it works. It's a hack job butchered together from the good bits of other peoples.

Is there a tool/procedure for converting one to the other? Should there be?

  • "hack job butchered together..." Look to your left brother, for I am singing in the same choir. – chiggsy May 16 '11 at 17:36
  • I added my final results as an answer :) – richo May 16 '11 at 23:05

Here's my tmux config, and the screenrc that I was trying to emulate when I wrote it.



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    Files are no longer available. Would it be possible to post them here? – pevik Feb 28 '14 at 18:19
  • Sure, one second. – richo Feb 28 '14 at 22:51

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