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In your .tmux.conf file you can set the window history with something like:

set -g history-limit 4096

Is there a way to set an unlimited history for each window?

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From what I can tell, you can only do this in a "practical" fashion, by setting the history to an absurdly large number. e.g.:

set -g history-limit 999999999

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Do NOT set it to something like:

set -g history-limit 999999999

This will pre-allocate that many lines (and hence memory) for all windows, which is going to cripple your machine the more history is stored over time.

Set it to something large, by all means but not THIS large.

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Thanks, this is good to know. I guess you just have to balance the size with comfort that everything you dump will be there. –  kenny Dec 18 '13 at 21:18
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