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Questions tagged [tmux]

tmux is terminal multiplexer software, allowing users to work with terminals using multiple windows and panes, which can be created, removed, attached, and reattached as needed.

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Trying to copy and paste using byobu

byobu is great but i am finding it very difficult to copy and paste in it.Is there a way to copy and paste by using the mouse in byobu, or a way for me to configure it to give me what i want. Thanks
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Is there a way to search next in tmux

I understand to search is to use c^b / , but it only work once. Is there a way to keep searching for the next without typing the searching keyword every time?
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How to get the index of each pane in a window with synchronized panes?

Suppose the following scenario. I have machines named host1 through host4 to which I want to connect in one pane each. I have split my Tmux window evenly into four panes so each of them can host an ...
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Ctrl+b appearing as '^B' at command line

I noticed this behavior in tmux, but it also happens when I have no session attached. Instead of entering as the command key binding Ctrl+b, ^B is printed to the command line. I don't have a .tmux....
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What are the differences between multiplexing using tmux/screen and opening tabs in a terminal emulator?

I am trying to compare these two methods of running multiple shells/processes by measuring memory and cpu usage via htop. Can someone explain the differences in how each method functions, or if ...
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On my large (43"/4K) monitor, tmux resurrect always fails to reconstruct panes properly

All the windows in a session will be recovered when tmux is resurrected, but the panes within them are often misaligned. I save at 80columns per terminal, so this gives me a session that, per ...
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vim color scheme breaks when using tmux

I am using Ubuntu 18 LTS, gnome-terminal, with vim 8.0. When I am not using a color scheme, vim looks the same when launched inside or outside of tmux: However, when I use a color scheme (in this ...
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tmux interfering with vim mouse commands, depending on pointer location

For several years, I've been running an environment that very smoothly uses vim inside of tmux. But they've recently started fighting with one another, and I don't understand why. If the mouse ...
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split multiple panes and ssh into server, run command, launch logs

I am running Ubuntu 18.04.1 and am trying to achieve the following. I open my terminal and boot up tmux. I then run my bash script to split the window into 4 different panes. i then select each ...
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Byobu TMUX Keeps Spawning Extra Windows

I started using byobu several years ago, back when screen was my only option for backend (or maybe it was just more familiar, either way I was using screen for a long long time). I recently, finally ...
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How do I keep systemd from killing my tmux sessions?

I understand why systemd wants to kill my stuff when I log out. I want to make an exception for tmux. Here's what I've got so far: /etc/logind.conf [Login] KillUserProcesses=no .xinitrc ...
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cygwin + tmux and multiple bash processes

I have cygwin and tmux installed. Every time I run a terminal I also run tmux and then fire up weechat. When I have to leave, I just close the terminal window and tmux keeps running in background... ...
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Is there a way to open tmux while inside vim?

Lets say I open vim to edit a file but I forgot to open tmux, I would usually quit vim then run the tmux command then run vim again, is there a way to streamline this to open tmux while in vim. I ...
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What are the .tmux.conf bindings for Ctrl-Shift keyboard shortcuts with Cygwin/Mintty?

My question is pretty much exactly as the post below, but the answers to the below post do not specify the lines added to .tmux.conf. Specifically I would like to know how to bind ctrl-shift-A to "...
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tmux conf file setting to open up tmuxh with preset “TABS” already named

I'm editing my tmux.conf file and I want to open tmux with a preset of 5 "TABS" open with then named. I tried the following in my conf file: neww -n myname Which doesn't work. What is the proper ...
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How to run a command in every new window with tmuxinator?

I want to have the same set of aliases for every window I create during a tmux session configured with tmuxinator. I only know how to get the aliases on the initial windows: In tmuxinator .conf file: ...
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Tmux on Windows WSL: unable to start a new pane at current directory

Trouble: With identical settings, and a safety check command, firing shortcuts to create new panes in Tmux on WSL only get me new panes started at home dir. Settings as well demonstrations go as ...
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clockwise pane numbering on split

The behavior of how tmux numbers the panes seems to follow that leftmost and topmost gets the least numbers, with that priority respectively For instance, if I vertically split the left window in ...
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What does the Byobu / tmux copy mode do and how can I customize it?

I've recently taken the plunge into using WSL heavily for my shell environment; and since it turns out the Windows console is the only not bad terminal for WSL, I'm trying to figure out tmux and byobu ...
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Tmux in bash script executing too fast

I am trying to write a bash script that performs the following actions: open 8 tmux terminals each of the terminals connects in ssh to a remote server start a script X on 3 server, and when it's done ...
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Tmux bindings with j and k broken

Mac High Sierra, Tmux 2.7. End goal: Make Ctrl+j and Ctrl+k move between tmux panes. Weird behavior: Failures bind-key -T root C-j select-pane -t :.+1 bind-key -T ...
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Tmux resize-pane with client-detached hook not working

I'm currently trying to set the client-detached hook to automatically resize the pane when I detach from tmux on a secondary client with different dimensions. For example, if I am attached at my pc, ...
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Can't start Minecraft server in tmux with systemctl

I'm trying to automate my Minecraft server because having to manually wrangle tmux sessions gets really old after a while. Here's the systemd service file I wrote to help me with that: [Unit] ...
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Why does tmux require setting 256 color mode manually?

I just logged-in to a machine and realized that the colors changed inside tmux. It seems like even with TERM=xterm-256color and tput colors ⇒ 256 tmux switches to TERM=screen and tput colors ⇒ 8. ...
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Change the color of tmux pane indicators shown when using “display-pane”

When issuing a command like the following bind Left select-pane -L \; display-pane tmux will display numbers on every pane. The number shown on the active pane will have a different color than the ...
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What are the Byobu keybindings for “Super/Command”, “Home/End”, “PageUp/PageDown” and other keys?

I have read through the byobu sites and edited my /usr/share/byobu/keybindings/f-keys.tmux I wish to emulate iTerm2 on Mac by using CMD-D to split panes horizontally. What is the key-code for CMD in ...
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tmux session appears twice with different names

I've run into an odd situation with tmux just now, and I'm not sure if it's a bug, or (more likely) something that I did by accident: I have two sessions: foo-0 foo-1 Attaching to them with tmux ...
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tmux prevents bash from seeing ctrl commands

in my .bashrc, I have bind -r '\C-s' stty -ixon #bind C-s to go backword (puns) - moves cursor to previous [:space:] on cmd line set -o ignoreeof bind '"\C-s": shell-backward-word' #bind C-d to go ...
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tmux command works on CentOS/Ubuntu, fails on Mac

My .tmux.conf worked on CentOS 7 with tmux 2.6 and Ubuntu 16 with tmux 1.8, but won't work on OSX High Sierra with tmux 2.7. Here's the command I'm trying: run-shell "tmux setenv -g TMUX_VERSION $(...
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Keep tmux title, bash title and terminal/iTerm window title in sync

Something similar was asked here but I wasn't able to resolve the issue for me tmux: # use titles set-option -g set-titles on set-option -g set-titles-string '#T' # add custom term set -g default-...
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How to install softwares for all users?

I am running an Ubuntu 18.04 server among a small group. How can I install some common software that all users can use at the same time? On my own laptop, I can just use apt-get. However, it has a ...
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`byoby` exits randomly on autocomplete

For the first time I am having issues with byobu existing randomly on autocomplete (when I push Tab). I can't reproduce it constantly, but it seems to happen totally randomly. Where can I find the ...
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How to fully rename tmux window

I have such tmux config related to the window naming set -g window-status-format '#[fg=colour235,bg=colour252,bold] #I #(pwd="#{pane_current_path}"; echo ${pwd####*/}) #W ' set -g window-status-...
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Can a process that was started in a tmux session fall asleep?

Can a process that was started in a tmux session fall asleep? If yes, what is the cause(s), how to prevent it? Example reason for the question: I started a process on a server yesterday (training ...
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Sudo with auth sufficient pam_tid.so does not work with tmux

I did not really like the idea of installing some third-party sudo tool, so instead of using sudo-touchid I decided to use the /etc/pam.d/sudo trick and it works wonders. I use iTerm2 with zsh, and ...
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Is that possible to show screen inside a tmux session without attach in?

I'm running a monitor inside a tmux session, and now I want to see the status. Surely I can tmux attach -t monitor and then detach. But I'm wondering is there a convenient way to just have a look ...
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Mac terminal isn't recognizing wild card

I'm trying to write a script that shrinks all the images in a folder. From here I got this: for i in *.png; do sips -Z 800 "${i}" --out "${i%png}"; done but I keep getting this error: Warning: *....
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How to copy multiple lines cross screen in tmux?

Say I have a opening tmux session, in which my program outputs a lot of contents cross screen which needs scroll up many times to see the full content, now I want to copy all contents, but I cannot ...
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tmux clock shows in wrong pane from detached mode

So I just created a bunch of panes in detached mode. Now I'd like to put a clock in the second pane (pane number 1). here's my code: tmux new-session -d -s ssh_tmux tmux splitw -v -p 30 -t ssh_tmux:...
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How do I escape tmate/tmux and get to a normal ssh session?

A service provider gives me a tmate.io address to connect to a server. It gives me something very closely resembling tmux. I don't want that. I'd rather have it akin to a normal ssh session, where I ...
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Prevent tmux from consuming escape key

For some reason tmux is consuming/handling the escape key weird. When in tmux, if I hit enter nothing is sent. If I quickly double press escape, then two escape keys will be sent. I can also press ...
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View different parts of a file, in different terminals, scrolled in synchrony?

Two terminals, on different machines, viewing consecutive parts of a file in vim. You scroll/move cursor in one terminal, and the other moves the same relative amount. So you get one logical window ...
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Remote tmux session with local tmux client

How to attach to a session created on a remote server with my local tmux client ? I known I can install tmux on the remote machine and do something like ssh -t ... tmux attach. But I want my local ...
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Hide tmux pane border

This is currently what my tmux pane borders look like: This is multiple terminals open in i3 (what I would like to have it look like in tmux): Is it possible to just make the pane borders invisible? ...
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How to stop tmux from launching login shells?

TMUX defaults to launching shells as login shells. I am looking for a way to negate this behavior (so that it will launch non-login shells) in .tmux.conf file. Currently I can use tmux set-option -g ...
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How can I detach from a remote tmux session that is displayed within a local tmux session?

On my local computer I have tmux open. Within this tmux I have a reverse SSH connection to a remote computer. On this remote computer a opened tmux. I want to detach from the tmux session on the ...
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unknown command error when loading .tmux.conf

So I made my ~/.tmux.conf as suggested in other threads in two different ways tmux show -g | cat > ~/.tmux.conf tmux show -g > ~/.tmux.conf I tested them both and they both give me an error: /...
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vim forgets registers (*, +) after reattaching tmux session

I ssh into a remote system and use a vim+tmux workflow. I love it because I can detach my session at the end of the day, and when I fire it back up the next morning it's exactly where I left off. ...
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How can I change the default TMUX plugin manager key bindings?

For example, the default binding to install plugins using the TMUX plugin manager is prefix+I, but say I accidentally overwrite this with another key binding. How can I reset it without killing/...
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Tmux starting a second session upon startup with .tmux.conf file

On Mac OS Sierra, I have a ~/.tmux.conf file with the following text. When I launch tmux, it's processing this configuration file in the background, but it's starting up and showing me a second tmux ...