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I am using the following screen status line, configured in my screenrc:

screen status

I configured it using the following line:

hardstatus alwayslastline
hardstatus string '%{= kG}[ %{G}%H %{g}][%= %{=kw}%?%-Lw%?%{r}(%{W}%n*%f %t%?(%u)%?%{r})%{w}%?%+Lw%?%?%= %{g}][%{B}%Y-%m-%d %{W}%c %{g}]'

I did not create this theme, I don't remember where I found it, but I really like it.

I am now converting my configuration to tmux and I can't seem to replicate this configuration in my tmux.conf.

I got this far:

set -g status-bg black
set -g status-fg white
set -g status-left '#[fg=green]#H'
set-window-option -g window-status-current-attr bright
set-window-option -g window-status-current-bg red

Which produces this line:

tmux status]

Please ignore the different hostname, it's on a different server

What configuration can I use in tmux to produce a status line similar to the first one?

Thank you!

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

With the exception of the red brackets around the highlighted window, this is the closest approximation that I can easily configure in tmux 1.5:

# default statusbar colors
set -g status-fg white
set -g status-bg default

# default window title colors
set-window-option -g window-status-fg white
set-window-option -g window-status-bg default
set-window-option -g window-status-attr dim

# active window title colors
set-window-option -g window-status-current-fg white
set-window-option -g window-status-current-bg default
set-window-option -g window-status-current-attr bright

# statusline
set -g status-left '#[fg=green][ #H ]['
set -g status-right '#[fg=green]][ #[fg=blue]%Y-%m-%d #[fg=white]%I:%M #[fg=green]]'

tmux statusline

If you want the highlighted window in red, use:

set-window-option -g window-status-current-fg red
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Thanks, looks great! – simao Sep 4 '11 at 4:01

You can try this too:

set-window-option -g window-status-current-format "#[fg=red](#[fg=white]#I#F$ #W#[fg=red])"
set-window-option -g window-status-format "#[fg=normal]#I#F$ #W"

Makes your window list look like in your screen configuration.

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