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How can I move tmux's status bar to the top? Can't find it on the man page.

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up vote 18 down vote accepted

The feature request Michael Mrozek mentioned has been closed with the feature being available in the next release (1.7). The request says you can test it out now by building from SVN. If you use Homebrew on Mac OS X you could (theoretically) just do brew upgrade --HEAD tmux. Unfortunately I upgrade to Xcode 4.3 which seems to be missing autoconf/automake.

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This is how it would look in ~/.tmux.conf: set-option -g status-position top (the default is bottom). – Chris Johnsen Mar 6 '12 at 7:33
@ChrisJohnsen you should put that as an answer. – chakrit Jun 28 '13 at 5:18

Add set-option -g status-position top to ~/.tmux.conf. (See @ChrisJohnsen's comment above)

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FYI - if you're using byobu (which in turn uses tmux) then edit ~/.byobu/.tmux.confif it exists – STW Mar 27 '15 at 17:32

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